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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Stefano Mulinari (1741-90)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist dated 1784

Etching printed in brown ink | 37.2 x 24.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850825

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A facsimile etching of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.539E; see RCIN 850824 for a photograph of it). Lettered with production details. Published in Scuola Italiana o sia Nuova Raccolta di Stampe a Forma di Disegni, Rome 1787, plate 23.

The drawing is a preparatory study for Raphael's so-called Esterházy Madonna (1508) now in the Szepmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (inv. no.71; see RCIN 850819 for a photograph of it).

Showing the kneeling Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who sits on a rock and points at the Infant Baptist, who kneels down on the left; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Stefano Mulinari (1741-90) (etcher)

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

    Conte Francesco d'Hardegg Glalz (dedicatee)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 37.2 x 24.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    27.6 x 18.2 cm (image)

    35.3 x 22.1 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.66 A.XXII.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 174, no. 169

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) p. 242, no. 539E

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 254-257, no. 34