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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Tempi Madonna’] c.1800-1847

Engraving with etching | 45.4 x 35.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850720

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An engraving after the so-called Tempi Madonna, a painting executed by Raphael for the Tempi family (1507-08) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 796). As lettered below the image, the painting was still in Casa Tempi in Florence at the time the print was published. This print is plate 2 from a-yet-unidentified set, maybe the Recueil d’estampes gravées d’après les peintures à fresque italiennes, Paris, 1821. Lettered with production details. See RCIN 850719 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the half length standing Virgin holding the Christ Child, at whom she looks dearly while inclining her head and pressing her cheek to that of her son; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 45.4 x 35.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.0 x 22.5 cm (image)

    40.2 x 30.9 cm (platemark)

  • 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.60 A.XI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 266-268, no. 37