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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Moritz Steinla (1791-1858)

The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels ['The Sistine Madonna'] c.1811-1848

Etching and engraving | 87.0 x 65.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851066

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A print after the so-called Sistine Madonna, a painting by Raphael now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden (inv. no.93). Lettered state, with production details and title. With the publisher's blind stamp at lower centre (not in Lugt).

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)

    Moritz Steinla (1791-1858) (engraver)

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

    Moritz Steinla (1791-1858) (designer)

    H Felsing (printer)

    Dresden : Ernst Arnold (publisher)

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

    67.8 x 50.0 cm (image)

    80.3 x 59.0 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.3

    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