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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536)

The Virgin and Child, with the Infant Baptist and an angel holding a crown c.1518-20

Engraving | 21.1 x 15.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851312

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A print thought to be after a lost design by Raphael. Only state. Signed on plate at upper left with monogram: AV.

The print shows the three-quarter length seated Virgin, holding the Christ Child on her knees with both hands, with the Infant Baptist standing at her side and presenting the Child with flowers; above is an angel holding a crown; in an interior with a curtain draped behind them and a building partially visible beyond.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.1 x 15.4 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Crowns
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.100 D.IV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.210, no.XLIII.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)