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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Friedrich Müller (1782-1816)

The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels ['The Sistine Madonna'] c.1802-1806

Engraving with etching | 86.9 x 65.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851061

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A print after the so-called Sistine Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1512-13) now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden (inv. no.93). Lettered state, with dedicatee's coat of arms.

Showing the full-length Virgin standing on clouds and holding the Christ Child in her arms, flanked by St Pope Sixtus on the left and St Barbara on the right, with two upward-looking winged cherubs at lower centre; the composition is framed by open curtains.
  • Creator(s)

    Friedrich Müller (1782-1816) (engraver)

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

    Appolonie Seydelmann (1767-1840) (designer)

    Dresden : Rittner (publisher)

    Ramboz : [Paris?] (printer)

    Frederick August I, King of Saxony (1750-1827) (dedicatee)

    Friedrich Müller (1782-1816) (dedicator)

    Pope Sixtus II (d. 258)
    Saint Barbara
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 86.9 x 65.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    64.8 x 49.6 cm (image)

    75.9 x 55.0 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Saints (Christianity)
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Curtains
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Tiaras
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.80 A.XL.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 107-116, no. 53