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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Joseph Alois Drda (Prague 1783-Prague 1883)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Mackintosh Madonna’] c.1803-1870

Etching | 21.6 x 17.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850842

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An etching after 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. When catalogued in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), the painting was in the possession of Mr R.J. Mackintosh.

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 at the viewer; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Alois Drda (Prague 1783-Prague 1883) (engraver)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.6 x 17.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    20.3 x 16.2 cm (image)

  • 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.4

    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