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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 and two Angels published 1803

Etching | 25.9 x 18.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851168

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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 390.

The composition is better known through an engraving by Agostino Veneziano, the later state of which is dated 1518. For an impression of this print, see RCIN 851167.

The print shows the Infant Baptist being supported by an angel on the left while reaching for the Christ Child, who is held by His mother; another winged angel with hands crossed on his chest at right; in an interior with a curtain draped behind them.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536) (engraver)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 25.9 x 18.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    18.3 x 12.7 cm (image)

    21.2 x 18.1 cm (platemark)

  • La Vierge l'enfant Jésus le petit St. Jean et deux Anges. / Die heil Hungfrau das Kind Johannes und zwei Engel. / The Virgin Infant Jesus little St. John and two Angels.

  • 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Curtains
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.87 B.XXXV.2