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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

François Forster (1790-1872)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Orléans Madonna’] dated 1838

Engraving | 45.0 x 34.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850731

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An engraving after the so-called Orléans Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1506-1507) now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.PE 39). With the publishers' blind stamp at the lower centre. Lettered with the title and production details. As lettered on the sheet, the painting formerly belonged to Alexandre Aguado, Marquis de la Marismas del Guadalquivir. When described by Ruland (1876), the painting was in the possession of the Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), Paris.
  • Creator(s)

    François Forster (1790-1872) (engraver)

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

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (designer)

    Veith & Hauser: 11 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris (publisher)

  • 45.0 x 34.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.2 x 22.6 cm (image)

    41.8 x 31.0 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.61 A.XIII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 223-225, no. 28