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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857)

The Virgin and Child with Holy Figures [‘The Madonna del Pesce’] dated 1822

Etching and engraving | 59.0 x 43.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850949

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An engraving after the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-14) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). As lettered on the print, the painting was once in the church of San Domenico, Naples, and was later acquired by Philip IV, King of Spain. Lettered with title and production details.

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)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (engraver)

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

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (designer)

    Paris : Durand & Sauvé (printer)

    Archangel Raphael
    Saint Jerome (c. 347-420)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 59.0 x 43.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    46.2 x 33.2 cm (image)

    54.6 x 39.1 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.74 A.XXXII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

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