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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Vincenzo Vangelisti (1744-98)

The Virgin and Child ['The Madonna with the Green Cushion'] c.1764-1788

Engraving with etching | 33.0 x 25.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851161

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A print after the so-called Madonna of the Green Cushion, a painting by Andrea Solario currently housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.673); reproduced in reverse. The lettering indicates that the painting - then in the Palais Royal - was believed to be by Raphael. Lettered with title and production details.

This print shows the half-length Virgin breast-feeding the Christ Child, who lies on a cushion placed on a plinth; the figures are set against a landscape background.
  • Creator(s)

    Vincenzo Vangelisti (1744-98) (engraver)

    After Andrea Solario (1460-1524) (artist)

    Chisty : J.e Rue de l'Abbaye, no. 12, Paris (publisher)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 33.0 x 25.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    30.2 x 24.7 cm (image)

  • LE PREMIER DEVOIR DES MERES

  • 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.87 B.XXXI.1