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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Elias Martin (1739-1818)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist dated 1796

Stipple | 17.7 x 14.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851101

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A print after a painting by M. de Boijs (Mattheus Boys), based on a composition traditionally ascribed to Raphael, for a very similar drawing of this subject attributed to the master survives in the Louvre (inv. no.3949). Lettered with production details.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap with both arms, with the crouched St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist presenting the Child with a bird on the right; in an interior with a window on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Elias Martin (1739-1818) (engraver)

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 17.7 x 14.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    15.0 x 12.5 cm (image)

    16.5 x 13.5 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.82 A.XLV.6