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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Marco Dente Da Ravenna (1486-1527)

The Virgin and Child with Holy Figures ['The Madonna del Pesce'] c.1515-1560

Engraving | 26.0 x 21.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850956

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This engraving is a reworked state of a print by Marco Dente related to the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-14) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Signed with initials on tablet at lower left: MAF, and lettered with Salamanca's address. Not included in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876). A first state impression can be found at RCIN 850955. For a photograph of the Madonna del Pesce, see RCIN 850952.

Showing the enthroned Virgin holding the Christ Child with both hands, with the Archangel Raphael presenting the young Tobias who kneels down while holding a fish on the left, and St Jerome with an open book and his lion on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    After Marco Dente Da Ravenna (1486-1527) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Archangel Raphael
    Saint Jerome (c. 347-420)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 26.0 x 21.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.74 A.XXXII.9a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 117123, no. 54