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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)

The Virgin and Child c.1767-1815

Etching | 19.9 x 14.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851280

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A print after a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.202); reproduced in reverse with the addition of a curtain and a window. Signed with monogram at lower right. A photograph of Rapahels' drawing can be found at RCIN 851278.

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

    Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825) (etcher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: 282 [front, lower centre, in pencil]
  • 19.9 x 14.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    18.4 x 13.4 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.4