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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Ferdinand Carl Adolph Constantin Leenhoff (1841-1914)

The Virgin and Child ['The Santa Chiara Madonna'] c.1861-1904

Etching | 41.8 x 31.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851154

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A print after a painting, the composition of which is known as the Santa Chiara Madonna. The design - possibly derived from an original by Pinturicchio - is known in several existing versions. The painting reproduced in this print was formerly believed to be by Raphael, and was later ascribed by Passavant to Andrea di Aloigi, called l'Ingegno. The picture was once in the Convent of Santa Chiara in Urbino, and passed subsequently into the possession of Mr M.J.C. Hooker, an American banker active in Rome. The painting is said to have been purchased in Rome and placed in the Fogg Museum in 1900. Proof with etched signature at lower right and a heron at lower left. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Showing the half-length standing Virgin, with her eyes cast down, holding the blessing Christ Child in her arms; against a landscape background, with rays radiating from the Virgin and Child.
  • Creator(s)

    Ferdinand Carl Adolph Constantin Leenhoff (1841-1914) (etcher)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Ingegno (1480-1521) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 41.8 x 31.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    22.8 x 17.7 cm (image)

    28.2 x 22.5 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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.86 B.XXVIIA.2(add)