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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Antonio Dalcò (1802-88)

The Virgin and Child ['The Madonna del Granduca'] c.1822-1876

Engraving | 26.7 x 18.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850657

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An engraving after the Madonna del Granduca by Raphael (c.1505; Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, inv. no.1912, no.178). Lettered with the title and production details. See RCIN 850653 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the half length standing figure of the Virgin gazing downwards, and holding the Christ Child with both hands, against a black background.
  • Creator(s)

    Antonio Dalcò (1802-88) (engraver)

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

    Raffaello Buonajuti (active 19th century) (designer)

  • 26.7 x 18.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    19.2 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • MADONNA / DETTA DEL GRANDUCA

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.55 A.IV.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 206-210, no. 24