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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

A. F. Semler (active 19th century)

The Virgin and Child with Pinks [‘Madonna dei Garofani’] c.1800-1876

Engraving with etching | 52.8 x 44.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850738

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An engraving reproducing the so-called Madonna dei Garofani (or Madonna of the Pinks), a painting by Raphael (c.1506-07) now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 6596). It has been suggested that this engraving may be based upon an earlier engraving by Giovanni Farrugia, an impression of which can be found at RCIN 850639. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.

Showing the seated Virgin holding the Christ Child seating on a cushion on her lap and captivating his attention with some pinks; in an interior with a view on a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    A. F. Semler (active 19th century) (engraver)

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

  • 52.8 x 44.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    27.9 x 22.6 cm (image)

    38.7 x 31.7 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
            • Pinks
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.61 A.XV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 210-213, no. 25