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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675)

The Virgin and Child with St Anne and the Young St John c.1605-1665

Engraving | 36.0 x 27.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851008

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A reversed engraving reproducing the central group from the so-called La Perla, a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.301) generally attributed to Giulio Romano (c.1518-19), possibly after a design by Raphael. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Showing the full-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child and resting her right hand on the shoulder of St Anne, with the young John the Baptist approaching the group on the right offering fruit; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675) (engraver)

    After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

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

    Bernardo Campmans (dedicatee)

    Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675) (dedicator)

    Saint Anne
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 36.0 x 27.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    34.4 x 27.4 cm (platemark)

  • Veniat Dilectus meus in hortum Suum, Et commedat fructum pomorum Suorum.

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.76 A.XXXVII.8a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 183-189, no. 64