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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857)

The Virgin and Child c.1799-1847

Engraving with etching | 66.9 x 48.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851176

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A print after a painting formerly reputed to be by Raphael. According to the lettering below the image, the painting was presented by Raphael to Taddeo Taddi in 1507. Lettered with production details and title.

Ruland (1876) attributed the painting to Bernard van Orley. The inscription lettered on a print by Noel François Bertand reproducing the Virgin alone indicates that the painting was then in the collection of Mr Legras, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. See RCIN 851177.

The print shows the full-length Virgin seating on the ground and holding some flowers in her left hand and holding the naked Christ Child with her right; in a landscape with sluice gates beyond them.
  • Creator(s)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (engraver)

    After a work previously attributed to Bernard van Orley (c. 1488-1541/2) (artist)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (printmaker)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (designer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 66.9 x 48.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    46.5 x 32.9 cm (image)

    55.7 x 39.3 cm (platemark)

  • LA BELLE JARDINIÈRE DE FLORENCE.

  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doors
            • Gates
              • Sluice gates
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.87 B.XXXVIII.1