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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

G.M.V. (active c. 1642)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist dated 1642

Etching | 24.7 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850886

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An etching after a painting catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of Baron Minutoli, Liegnitz. Lettered with production details.

The painting freely adapts the composition of Raphael’s so-called Garvagh Madonna (also known as Aldobrandini Madonna) now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 744). For a photograph of the painting reproduced in this print, see RCIN 850885. For a photograph of the Aldobrandini Madonna, see RCIN 850881.

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap, who reaches for the carnation presented by the Infant Baptist who sits on a cushion on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    G.M.V. (active c. 1642) (etcher)

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

    G.M.V. (active c. 1642) (designer)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.7 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    23.7 x 20.0 cm (image)

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.70 A.XXVII.9

  • Place of Production
    Rome [Lazio]