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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Manuel Esquivel de Sotomayor (1777-after 1842)

The Virgin and Child with Saints [‘The Madonna dell’Impannata’] dated 1825

Engraving | 55.9 x 45.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851075

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A print after the so-called Madonna dell’Impannata, a painting generally attributed to Raphael's workshop after a design by the master (c.1513-16) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.94). Lettered state with production details and title. Annotated in pencil at lower right.

Showing the standing Virgin receiving the Christ Child from St Elizabeth (?) who is seating alongside a female saint on the left, with the young John the Baptist pointing at the Child on the right; in an interior, with a window in the right background.

  • Creator(s)

    Manuel Esquivel de Sotomayor (1777-after 1842) (engraver)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Vincenzo Gozzini (b. c. 1788) (designer)

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: M.'E.'S.' [front, lower right, in pencil. Most probably the initials of the engraver]
  • 55.9 x 45.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    38.2 x 30.9 cm (image)

    50.4 x 40.5 cm (platemark)


  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1823-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.81 A.XLI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 144-149, no. 58