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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

F Festa

The Virgin and Child Reading a Book c.1800-1876

Lithograph | 47.1 x 34.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851126

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A print after a painting which, as lettered below the image, was formerly attributed to Raphael and in the possession of Sig. G.B. Muggi, Turin. Lettered with production details, title and dedication.

Showing the unclothed Christ Child holding a book with both hands while looking up at His mother who stands behind Him; in an interior, with a window on the left.
  • Creator(s)

    F Festa (lithographer)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Francesco Gonino (designer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 47.1 x 34.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    36.7 x 27.0 cm (image)

    45.3 x 33.1 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.84 B.VII.1