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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist ['The Madonna of the Palm Tree'] c.1515-1525

Engraving | 24.5 x 17.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850925

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An engraving reproducing a composition traditionally known as The Madonna of the Palm Tree, probably after a lost design by Raphael related to the so-called Madonna del Divino Amore (c.1516), a painting now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.146), the execution of which is attributed to Raphael’s workshop. Signed with empty tablet at lower left.

For a reproductive print and further information on The Madonna of the Palm Tree, see RCIN 850726, for a print after the Madonna del Divino Amore, see RCIN 850910.

Showing the Virgin seating on the ground with St Elizabeth at her side and holding the Christ Child on her legs, who blesses the Young St John the Baptist who kneels down before Him; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.5 x 17.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • 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.72 A.XXX.14

    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.176, no.58 (entry by Innis H. Shoemaker)

    Raphael dans les collections françaises 1983 : Hommage a Raphael. Raphael dans les collections françaises: (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 15 novembre 1983-13 fevrier 1984), Paris pp.356-7, no.41 (entry by Pierrette Jean-Richard)