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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jean Couvay (c.1605-?1663)

The Virgin and Child with Pinks [‘Madonna dei Garofani’] c.1642-1657

Engraving | 35.8 x 26.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850740

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A engraving reproducing the composition of Raphael's so-called Madonna dei Garofani (or Madonna of the Pinks) currently in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 6596). According to Ruland (1876), this print may have been executed either after the original by Raphael or after a precisely similar copy. 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)

    Jean Couvay (c.1605-?1663) (engraver)

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

    Mariette, Pierre : Rue St Jacques à l'Espérance, Paris (publisher)

  • 35.8 x 26.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    34.0 x 25.9 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.3

    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