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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist ['The Small Holy Family'] dated 1830

Etching and engraving | 57.1 x 44.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851055

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A print after the so-called Small Holy Family, a painting now in the Musée du Louvre (inv. no.605) generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael (probably Giulio Romano) after a design by the master (c.1518-19). Stamped with the engraver's mark at lower left corner (Lugt 102). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 851054.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child who stands on His cradle and reaches for the Infant Baptist, who is kneeling on St Elizabeth’s thighs and leans over towards the Child; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (engraver)

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

    Paris : Durand & Sauvé (printer)

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 57.1 x 44.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    40.6 x 29.7 cm (image)

    50.8 x 36.8 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.80 A.XXXIX.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 258-262, no. A11