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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Antonio Perfetti (1792-1872)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Large Cowper Madonna’] c.1812-1850

Engraving | 41.7 x 29.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850810

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An engraving after the so-called Large Cowper Madonna, a painting by Raphael (1508) now in the National Gallery, Washington DC (inv. no.25). Proof with some lettering and dedicatee's coat of arms.

Showing the seated Virgin holding the Child Christ on her lap, who grasps His mother’s bodice while looking at the viewer. Ruland catalogued the painting as being in the collection of the Earl Cowper, Penshanger, at that time.
  • Creator(s)

    Antonio Perfetti (1792-1872) (engraver)

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

    Pietro Ermini (active 1799-1820) (designer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 41.7 x 29.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    26.0 x 18.1 cm (image)

    36.7 x 25.2 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.66 A.XX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 272-276, no. 39