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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

The Virgin and Child with a Dove c.1560

Engraving | 28.5 x 20.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851313

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A print formerly considered to have been executed after an original design by Raphael. It has been suggested that the inventor of the composition may be Giulio Romano (see Massari, in Raphael Invenit 1985, no.XLIV,1) or Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta (see M. Bury, in The Print in Italy 1550-1620, 2001, no.29). Only state.

The print shows the three-quarter length Virgin, sitting on a parapet, supporting the Christ Child with her right arm, who stands on her right knee and raises His arms above His head for the presence of a dove on His mother's shoulder.
  • Creator(s)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

    After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After a work attributed to Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta (1521-75) (artist)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 28.5 x 20.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.100 D.V.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 pp.210-11, no.XLIV.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)