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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Eduard Mandel (1810-82)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Small Cowper Madonna’] dated 1871

Engraving with etching | 72.7 x 57.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850694

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An engraving after the so-called Small Cowper Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1505-06) now in the National Gallery, Washington DC (inv. no.1942.9.57). Ruland (1876) described the painting as being then in the collection of the Earl Cowper, Penshanger. Lettered with the title and production details. See RCIN 850692 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin supporting with her left hand the Christ Child who is standing on her lap throwing his arms round her neck.
  • Creator(s)

    Eduard Mandel (1810-82) (engraver)

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

    Amsler & Ruthardt : Berlin (publisher)

  • 72.7 x 57.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    26.6 x 19.9 cm (image)

    43.1 x 32.3 cm (platemark)


  • Acquired for 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.58 A.VIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 203-206, no. 23