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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Ferdinand Piloty the Elder (1786-1844)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Tempi Madonna’] published c.1837-1842

Lithograph | 60.5 x 45.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850723

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A lithograph 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 on the sheet, the painting belonged to King Ludwig I of Bavaria and was then in the Pinakothek, Munich. Lettered with the title and production details. Published in Königl. Bayer. Pinakothek zu München und Gemälde-Gallerie zu Schleissheim, 1837-1842. 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)

    Ferdinand Piloty the Elder (1786-1844) (lithographer)

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

    Thomas Kammerer (active c.1830s) (printer)

    Piloty & Loehle : Munich (publisher)

  • 60.5 x 45.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    40.0 x 28.3 cm (image)

    59.0 x 44.0 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.60 A.XI.4

    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