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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Constant Louis Antoine Lorichon (1800-1856?)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Bridgewater Madonna’] 1832

Engraving with etching | 50.5 x 38.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850894

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An engraving after the so-called Bridgewater Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1507) currently on loan to the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 065.46) from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. Lettered with the title and production details.

As lettered on the print, the painting was once in the Galerie du Palais Royal in Paris, and was in the collection of the Marquis of Stafford in London at the time this print was made. In Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), the painting is catalogued as being then in the Bridgewater Gallery in London, property of the Earl of Ellesmere.

Showing the seated Virgin looking at the Infant Christ who lies across on her lap, and turns His head back while grasping her veil; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Constant Louis Antoine Lorichon (1800-1856?) (engraver)

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

    Felsing : (printer)

    Institut bibliographique (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 50.5 x 38.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    34.7 x 25.6 cm (image)

    45.8 x 33.9 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.70 A.XXIX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.69, no.27 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)