Mobile menu

Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Raphael Morghen (1758-1833)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘Madonna del Cardellino’] 1814

Engraving with etching | 55.4 x 39.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850696

Your share link is...


An engraving after the so-called Madonna del Cardellino, a painting by Raphael (c.1506) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1890, no.1447). Lettered with production details.

Showing the Virgin seated on a rock, holding an open book in her left hand and looking at the Infant Baptist who is holding a goldfinch touched by the Christ Child who is standing between’s Mary’s legs.
  • Creator(s)

    Raphael Morghen (1758-1833) (engraver)

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

    Pietro Ermini (active 1799-1820) (designer)

    Bardi, Luigi : Florence (publisher)

    Niccolò Pagni: Florence (publisher)

    Niccolò Salvetti (dedicatee)

    Niccolò Pagni (active 1796-1829) (dedicator)

  • 55.4 x 39.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.4 x 28.0 cm (image)

    49.4 x 33.4 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Passeres
              • Finches
                • Goldfinches
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.58 A.IX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 219-222, no. 27