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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

William Henry Watt (1804-45)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Mackintosh Madonna’] published 22 February 1847

Etching and engraving | 68.1 x 50.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850839

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An engraving after the the so-called Mackintosh Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1509-11) now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 2069). Lettered with production details. With the publisher’s blind stamp in lower left corner of the chine collé paper (not in Lugt, but associated with Lugt 1875).

Showing the half-length seated figure of the Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who stands on a parapet while putting His arms around His mother’s neck and looking to the left; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Watt (1804-45) (engraver)

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

    McQueen & Co. : (printer)

    Holloway, M.M., 25 Bedford Street, Covent Garden (publisher)

    Gihaut Bros.: 5 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 68.1 x 50.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    33.8 x 27.3 cm (image)

    43.2 x 36.5 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.67 A.XXIV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 77-81, no. 49