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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Ant. Hercolani (active c. 1824)

The Virgin and Child dated 1824

Etching and engraving | 21.6 x 15.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850970

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A print reproducing the central portion of the so-called Madonna of the Candelabra, a circular painting now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (inv. no.37.484), the attribution of which is still disputed. Lettered with the title and production details. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850968.

The execution of the painting is generally ascribed to the workshop of Raphael, with the master’s role in the invention of the composition being questioned. Ruland attributed the painting to Raphael and catalogued it as being then in the possession of the late Mr Hugh Andres Johnstone Munro of Novar (Scotland).

Showing the Virgin gazing down to the right and supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who seats on a cushion; in an oval.
  • Creator(s)

    Ant. Hercolani (active c. 1824) (printmaker)

    After a work attributed to The Workshop of Raphael (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.6 x 15.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    17.3 x 13.9 cm (image)

  • B. Vergine col Bambino

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIII.5a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 223-226, no. A1