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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724)

The Virgin and Child with Pinks [‘Madonna dei Garofani’] c.1683-1714

Engraving with etching | 43.1 x 33.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850743

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An engraving reproducing the composition of Raphael's so-called Madonna dei Garofani (or Madonna of the Pinks), a painting currently in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 6596). Not listed in Ruland (1876).

It has been suggested that this engraving may be based upon a print of the same subject (although in reverse) by Jean Boulanger, an impression of which can be found at RCIN 850642. 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)

    Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724) (engraver)

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

  • 43.1 x 33.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    39.7 x 32.9 cm (image)

  • Flores mei, fructus. Eccl. 24.

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

    Ruland p.61 A.XV.5a(add)

    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