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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Joseph Fisher (1796-1890)

The Virgin and Child published 1852-65

Etching | 22.6 x 18.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851279

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A facsimile etching of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.202). Lettered with production details. Published in Seventy etched facsimiles [...] after the original studies by Michel Angelo and Raffaelle in the University libraries, Oxford, Oxford 1852-65. A photograph of the drawing can be found at RCIN 851278.

The print shows the full-length Virgin, seated on a chair, in profile to the right, embracing the Young Christ who stands next to her with His left hand resting on His head.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Fisher (1796-1890) (etcher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 22.6 x 18.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    16.8 x 13.4 cm (image)

    21.4 x 17.6 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.97 C.XLVI.3