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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Farrugia (1803-61)

The Virgin and Child with Pinks [‘Madonna dei Garofani’] published 1828

Engraving | 40.4 x 30.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850739

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A reversed engraving after 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). The inscription below the image indicates that the painting was formerly in the Camuccini collection. When described by Ruland (1876), the painting was in the possession of the Duke of Northumberland. Lettered with the title and production details.

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

    Giovanni Farrugia (1803-61) (engraver)

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

    Giuseppe Longhi (1766-1831) (supervisor)

    Amatori e Protettori delle Belle Arti (dedicatee)

    Giovanni Farrugia (1803-61) (dedicator)

  • 40.4 x 30.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.1 x 23.3 cm (image)


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

    Ruland p.61 A.XV.2

    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