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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

The Virgin and Child with Saints Anne and Elizabeth, and an angel ['The Virgin and the Cradle'] c.1520-5

Engraving | 24.7 x 17.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851273

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An engraving reproducing the so-called Virgin and the Cradle, a composition associated with paintings designed by Raphael between 1518-20 and executed by his workshop. Signed with an empty tablet at lower right. First state.

The print shows the full-length seated Virgin, holding the Christ Child with both hands, with Saint Elizabeth bending over the cradle at left and St Anne standing behind the Virgin with raised arms; an angel holding an amphora next to a water basin at right; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

    Saint Anne
    Saint Elizabeth
  • 24.7 x 17.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.5 x 17.4 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
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.96 C.XLV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Shoemaker/Broun 1981 : I. Shoemaker and E. Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi: Spencer Museum of Art; The Ackland Art Museum, 1981 p.158, no.49 (entry by Innis H. Shoemaker)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 pp.208-09, no.XL.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)