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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Diana Scultori (Mantua c. 1530-Rome? c. 1588)

The Virgin and Child seated on Clouds c.1580-85

Engraving | 26.6 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850944

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An engraving, the composition of which appears to be freely based on a print by Marcantonio Raimondi from which the figures of the Virgin and Child are clearly taken, together with several additions and changes. The engraving by Raimondi is described as probably after drawings by Raphael for his paintings of the Madonna di Foligno and Madonna Sistina. An impression of Marcantonio's engraving can be found at RCIN 850943.

Showing the Virgin sitting on clouds, supporting the standing Christ Child looking down to the right with both hands, surrounded by clouds and angels.
  • Creator(s)

    Diana Scultori (Mantua c. 1530-Rome? c. 1588) (engraver)

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

    After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 26.6 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.73 A.XXXI.14

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.195, no.XXIV.7 (entry by Stefania Massari)