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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1763-1785

Etching | 20.6 x 14.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851270

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A facsimile etching reproducing (in reverse) a drawing now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.851267). A photograph of the drawing at RCIN 851267.

The Louvre drawing is a copy of a study by Raphael drawn on the verso of a sheet now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.519v). Other copies of Raphael's study survive in the British Museum, London (inv. nos.1895-9-15-623, 1900-8-24-115) and in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912741).

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, seated to the right, holding the Christ Child on her lap and supporting Him with both hands. The Child looks down at the Infant Baptist who sits on the ground at left and is seen from behind.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95) (etcher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 20.6 x 14.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    17.6 x 11.3 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.96 C.XLIV.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and J.A.Gere, Raphael and His Circle (1962), p.36, under no.42