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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (c. 1500-65)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist ['The Small Holy Family'] c.1530-60

Engraving | 30.6 x 22.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851056

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An engraving reproducing the figures from 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). Second state. Lettered within image at lower left: R / IACOBUS VERONESIS F. A photograph of the Small Holy Family 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; before a wall.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (c. 1500-65) (engraver)

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

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 30.6 x 22.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    30.2 x 21.8 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.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Massari 1993 : Massari, S, 1993. Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit : Opere grafiche autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Rome pp. 62-3, no. 53

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