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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Anton Krüger (1795-1857)

The Virgin and Child reading in a landscape c.1815-1847

Engraving with etching | 18.0 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 850650

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An engraving after a varied and larger copy of Raphael’s Conestabile Madonna (c.1503-04; Hermitage, inv. no.GS 252), the circular format of which has been altered. Lettered with the title, location of the painting and production details.

As lettered on the print, the copy was formerly thought to be by Raphael and was then housed in the sacristy of the church of Santa Maria della Misericordia, Perugia. According to Ruland (1876), the painting was deposited in the Pincoteca Civica, Perugia. See RCIN 850645 for a photograph of the Hermitage painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Anton Krüger (1795-1857) (engraver)

    Hultzsch (active 19th century) (printer)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 18.0 x 13.8 cm (image)

    37.2 x 29.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • MATER SANCTA NATVM LITERIS SACRIS / INSTRVIT.

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.55 A.III.7