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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Louis Pierre Henriquel-Dupont (1797-1892)

The Virgin and Child in a landscape ['La Madone Sergardi'] dated 1854

Engraving | 47.8 x 39.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851238

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A print reproducing a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) currently in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3859). Lettered with production details.

The Louvre drawing, known as La Madone Sergardi, may be a study for a now lost painting by Raphael, known through painted replicas including one in the Galleria Borghese, Rome (Della Pergola 1959, no.73 repr). A photograph of the drawing can be found at RCIN 851237.

The print shows the full-length Virgin suckling the Christ Child, whom she holds on her lap; the Child sits on a cushion and clutches His mother's bodice with His left hand; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Louis Pierre Henriquel-Dupont (1797-1892) (engraver)

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

    Goupil & Co. : Paris, London, Berlin & New York (printer)

    Goupil & Co. : Paris, London, Berlin & New York (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 47.8 x 39.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    25.5 x 18.9 cm (image)

    40.0 x 30.8 cm (platemark)

  • Acquired for 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.94 C.XXXIII.2