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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Johann Peter Pichler (Bolzano 1765-Vienna 1807)

The Virgin and Child c.1795-1807

Mezzotint | 71.5 x 51.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851146

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A print after a painting formerly attributed to Raphael, listed by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of Herr Artaria, Vienna. Annotated in pencil.

Showing the half-length Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap while gazing down to the right; the Child looks at the beholder, while holding an apple in his left hand and clutching His mother's starry veil; against a black background.
  • Creator(s)

    Johann Peter Pichler (Bolzano 1765-Vienna 1807) (mezzotinter)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: Raphael pinxit [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: Pichler [...] [front, lower right, in pencil]
  • 71.5 x 51.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    67.7 x 48.6 cm (image)

    68.6 x 49.2 cm (platemark)

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

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Apples
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.86 B.XXIII.1