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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Théodore Richomme (1785-1849)

The Virgin and Child reading in a landscape dated 1836

Engraving | 22.3 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 850651

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An engraving after a painting currently attributed to Sassoferrato now in the Louvre (inv. no.646). Lettered with the title and production details. As lettered on the print, the Louvre painting was then thought to be by Raphael.

The painting is a copy of Raphael’s Conestabile Madonna (c.1503-04; Hermitage, inv. no.GS 252). See RCIN 850645 for a photograph of the Hermitage painting.

Another copy by Sassoferrato after the same picture was formerly in the collection of Sir Frederick Cook at Doughty House (see T. Borenius, A catalogue of the Paintings at Doughty House, Richmond & elsewhere in the collection of Sir Frederick Cook, 1913, vol.I, p.88, under no.78)
  • Creator(s)

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (engraver)

    After Sassoferrato (1609-85) (artist)

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

    Chardon Ainé : Paris (printer)

    Veith & Hauser: 11 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris (publisher)

  • 22.3 x 17.5 cm (image)

    41.1 x 33.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • La Vierge au Livre

  • 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.8