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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Joseph Mécou (1771-1837)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist c.1791-1827

Stipple with etching | 43.1 x 33.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851049

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A print reproducing (in reverse) the four principal figures from the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). A photograph of the Holy Family of Francis I can be found at RCIN 851028.

Showing the the full-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child stepping out of His cradle; with the crouched St Elizabeth supporting the Young John the Baptist who clasps his hands in adoration on the right; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Mécou (1771-1837) (engraver)

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

    Tefsari et : Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame n.4 (publisher)

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 43.1 x 33.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    32.5 x 24.5 cm (image)

    42.9 x 31.2 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
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.79 A.XXXVIII.21

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 170-177, no. 62