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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘La Belle Jardinière’] c.1800-1847

Etching and engraving | 56.6 x 38.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850795

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An engraving after the so-called La Belle Jardinière, a painting by Raphael (1508) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.602). Lettered with the title and production details.

Showing the seated Virgin looking at the standing Child while supporting Him, with the Infant St John the Baptist kneeling down at her side holding a cross staff.
  • Creator(s)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (engraver)

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

    Ramboz : [Paris?] (printer)

    Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825) (dedicatee)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (dedicator)

  • 56.6 x 38.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    44.9 x 30.3 cm (image)

    54.7 x 36.8 cm (platemark)

  • LA VIERGE DITE LA BELLE JARDINIERE.

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.65 A.XIX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 157-263, no. 35