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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Bartolomé Vázquez (1749-1802)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist dated 1785

Stipple engraving, printed in brown | 30.8 x 20.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850982

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A print after a painting then in the Royal Palace in Madrid, and reputed to be by Raphael himself. Lettered with production details. The painting freely adapts the composition of Raphael’s Madonna della Seggiola now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. A photograph of the Madonna della Seggiola can be found at RCIN 850973.

Showing the Virgin seated in a chair, holding the Christ Child on her knees and embracing Him with both arms and looking at the beholder; on the right are an open book and a lamp.
  • Creator(s)

    Bartolomé Vázquez (1749-1802) (engraver)

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

    Francisco Bayeu (1734-95) (designer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 30.8 x 20.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.0 x 20.5 cm (image)

  • 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
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Chairs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIV.9