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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Domenico Marchetti (1780-1844)

The Virgin and Child enthroned with Saints [‘The Decemviri Altarpiece’] c.1800-1834

Engraving with etching | 77.7 x 60.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851122

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A print after the so-called Decemviri Altarpiece, a painting by Perugino now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.224). Lettered with production details and Bible quote. With publisher's blind stamp at lower right (not in Lugt).

Showing the Virgin seating on a throne and holding the Child on her knee, flanked by the patron saints of Perugia: Saints Hercolanus and Constantius on the left, and Saints Lawrence and Louis of Toulouse on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Domenico Marchetti (1780-1844) (engraver)

    After Pietro Perugino (Città della Pieve c. 1450-Fontignano 1523) (artist)

    G.B. Borani (active 1830s) (designer)

    Calcografia della R.C. Apostolica : Rome (publisher)

    Saint Lawrence
    St Ludovicus
    St Hercolanus
    St Constantius
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 77.7 x 60.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    60.5 x 49.8 cm (image)

    67.9 x 55.4 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.84 B.IV.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Perugino 2000 : Pietro Vannucci, il Perugino. Atti del convegno internazionale di studio 25-28 ottobre 2000 / a cura di Laura Teza con la collaborazione di Mirko Santanicchia pp.337-8, 348-9

    Scarpellini 1984 : Scarpellini, P, 1984. Perugino, Milan p.90, no.65