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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

François de Poilly (1623-93)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Bridgewater Madonna’] c.1643-1683

Engraving with etching | 27.8 x 22.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850909

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An engraving reproducing (in reverse) the composition of the so-called Bridgewater Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1507) currently on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 065.46) from the Duke of Sutherland Collection (see RCIN 850894).

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

    François de Poilly (1623-93) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 27.8 x 22.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    26.7 x 22.0 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.71 A.XXIX.14

    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)