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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Eduard Mandel (1810-82)

The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels ['The Sistine Madonna'] c.1830-1872

Engraving with etching | 87.1 x 66.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851067

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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). State before all letters, with the engraver's signature and publisher's blind stamp at lower right (not in Lugt). Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

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)

    Eduard Mandel (1810-82) (engraver)

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

    Amsler & Ruthardt : Berlin (publisher)

    Pope Sixtus II (d. 258)
    Saint Barbara
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 87.1 x 66.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    69.4 x 51.4 cm (image)

    87.0 x 62.1 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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.4a(add)

    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