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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Samuel Amsler (1791-1849)

The Virgin and Child reading in a landscape ['The Conestabile Madonna'] 1821

Engraving | 33.6 x 30.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850644

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An engraving after the Conestabile Madonna by Raphael (c.1503-04) now in the Hermitage (inv. no.GS 252). Lettered with the location of the drawing and production details. Showing the half length figure of the Virgin, supporting the Christ Child with her left hand and holding a small book in her right. See RCIN 850645 for a photograph of the painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Samuel Amsler (1791-1849) (engraver)

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

  • 33.6 x 30.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    17.6 x 18.6 cm (image)

  • 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.54 A.III.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 141-144, no. 10