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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Eduard Müller (1828-95)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1848-1876

Engraving with etching | 35.7 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851157

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A print after a circular painting ascribed by Ruland (1876) to the school of Leonardo da Vinci. The lettering below the image credits Raphael with the invention of the composition. Lettered with production details.

Showing the full-length Virgin, seating on the ground, holding the blessing Christ Child on her left knee while further securing Him by means of a ribbon, with the Infant Baptist kneeling down on the left with hands clasped in adoration; in a landscape with a lake beyond.
  • Creator(s)

    Eduard Müller (1828-95) (engraver)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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    After a work previously attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)

    Inst. Bibl. exc.t (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 35.7 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    25.3 x 25.5 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
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Lakes
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.86 B.XXIX.1