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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Battista Franco (c. 1510-1561)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1530-1551

Engraving with etching | 24.7 x 37.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851327

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A print reproducing a composition formerly associated with Raphael. Late state with engraver's name on plate at lower centre, and mysterious lettering just above: W˚ 21. Not described in Bartsch.

The print shows the full-length Virgin seating on the ground and holding the Christ Child on her lap, with the Infant Baptist seating at left under a tree.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Battista Franco (c. 1510-1561) (engraver)

    Giovanni Battista Franco (c. 1510-1561) (printmaker)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.7 x 37.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.100 D.XV.1