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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Vincenzo Vittoria (Denia 1658-Rome 1712)

The Virgin and Child with Angels and Saints [‘The Madonna di Foligno’] published after 1709

Etching | 42.5 x 27.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850932

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A reversed etching after the the so-called Madonna di Foligno, an arch-topped painting by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.329). Lettered with production details.

The lettering indicates that the painting was in the Monastery of Sant’Anna in Foligno, when the print was published. Ruland (1876) catalogued the painting as being already in the Pinacoteca Vaticana. Second state retouched by the publisher Domenico de' Rossi, who inherited the print shop of his father Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi in 1709, terminus post quem for the publication of this print.

Showing the Virgin sitting on clouds and supporting the Christ Child, surrounded by angels, while being worshipped by St John the Baptist and St Francis (lower right), and St Jerome and the donor Sigismondo dei Conti (lower left), who kneels down with clasped hands; an angel holding a blank tablet stands at lower centre; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Vincenzo Vittoria (Denia 1658-Rome 1712) (etcher)

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

    Rome : Domenico de' Rossi : ad Templum S Mariae de Pace (publisher)

    Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1642-1723) (dedicatee)

    Vincenzo Vittoria (Denia 1658-Rome 1712) (dedicator)

    Subject(s)
    Sigismondo dei Conti (1432-1512)
    Saint John the Baptist
    St Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226)
    Saint Jerome (c. 347-420)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 42.5 x 27.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.7 x 26.5 cm (image)

    42.0 x 26.9 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
          • Rainbows
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.72 A.XXXI.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 98-106, no. 52