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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Pierre Francois Bertonnier (1791-c. 1848)

The Virgin and Child c.1811-1840

Engraving with etching | 37.2 x 28.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851050

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A print reproducing the figures of the Virgin and Child from the the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). A photograph of the Holy Family of Francis I can be found at RCIN 851028.

Showing the full-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child stepping out of His cradle; in an interior with a window on the left.
  • Creator(s)

    Pierre Francois Bertonnier (1791-c. 1848) (engraver)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    a la D.on de la (?) (designer)

    Genty: 14 rue St Jacques, Paris (publisher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 37.2 x 28.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    31.4 x 24.7 cm (image)

    36.0 x 27.1 cm (platemark)


  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.79 A.XXXVIII.22

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 170-177, no. 62