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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jacob Matham (1571-1631)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist c.1591-1621

Engraving | 31.2 x 23.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851102

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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). Dated on the back of the chair. Lettered with production details, and signed with monogram at lower right (see Nagler, V, no.13). State not described in Bartsch.

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)

    Jacob Matham (1571-1631) (engraver)

    After M. de Boijs (Mattheus Boys?) (artist)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 31.2 x 23.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.1 x 23.6 cm (image)

  • Felices amba ante alias Salvete parentes, / Cum puero inprimis Virgo pudica tuo./ Ex te nata Salus hominum: laetare, triumpha: / Fac nos laetitia participesque tuae.

  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.82 A.XLV.7