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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-65)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1658-1665

Etching | 23.1 x 21.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851110

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A print reproducing (in reverse) a circular painting which, according to Ruland (1876), was then in the Royal Gallery, Dresden. Lettered with production details.

The composition is based on the so-called Madonna della Rosa, a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.302) generally attributed to Raphael and his workshop (c.1517-18), but with various alterations and lacking the figure of St Joseph. For a photograph of the Madonna della Rosa, see RCIN 851103.

Showing the seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who stands on one foot on a cushion, with the Infant Baptist standing on the right and presenting the Child with an inscribed scroll; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Elisabetta Sirani (1638-65) (etcher)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.1 x 21.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    20.5 x 21.2 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.83 A.XLVI.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 178-182, no. 63