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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Johann Leonhard Raab (1825-99)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Tempi Madonna’] c.1845-1875

Engraving with etching | 87.0 x 68.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850722

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A proof 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). This print is a proof before letters, presented to the Queen by the engraver in 1875. For the lettered state, see RCIN 850721. For a photograph of the painting, see RCIN 850719. Not in Ruland (1876).

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)

    Johann Leonhard Raab (1825-99) (engraver)

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

  • 87.0 x 68.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.0 x 24.4 cm (image)

    36.5 x 48.3 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.60 A.XI.3a(add)

    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