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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist published 1803

Etching | 18.2 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851328

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An outline-etching reproducing a composition attributed on plate to Raphael. Lettered with production details and titles. Published in C.P. Landon, Vie et Œuvre complète de Raphaël Sanzio, 1803, plate 418. The composition is better known through a print of this subject by Battista Franco, a late state impression of which can be found at RCIN 851327.

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)

    Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803) (etcher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 18.2 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    10.5 x 18.7 cm (image)

    13.6 x 20.7 cm (platemark)

  • La Vierge l'Enfant Jésus et St. Jean. / Die Jungfrau Maria das Kind Jesus und deo Kleine St. Johannea. / The Virgin the Infant Jesus and the little St. John.

  • 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.2