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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Fosella (1814-after 1869)

The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints [‘The Madonna del Baldacchino’] c.1834-1863

Engraving | 87.0 x 66.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850830

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An engraving after the so-called Madonna del Baldacchino, a painting by Raphael (c.1507-08) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.1912, no.165). Lettered with production details and dedication. With the blind stamp of Queen Victoria in the upper left corner (similar to Lugt 2536). For a state before letters, see RCIN 850831.

Showing the Virgin and Child seated on a throne surmounted by a canopy, the drapes of which are held back by two flying angels; flanked by Saints Peter and Bruno on the left, and Saints Augustine and James on the right, with two angels in front of the throne; in an architectural setting.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Fosella (1814-after 1869) (engraver)

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

    Queen Adelaide (1822-55) (dedicatee)

    Giovanni Fosella (1814-after 1869) (dedicator)

    Paris : Ach. (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Peter
    Saint Bruno
    Saint Paul
    Saint James
  • 87.0 x 66.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    60.7 x 48.4 cm (image)

    77.8 x 62.8 cm (platemark)

  • LA MADONNA DEL BALDACCHINO

  • 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Baldacchinos
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.67 A.XXIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 276-281, no. 40