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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Friedrich Rehberg (1758-1835)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Esterházy Madonna’] c.1795-1825

Lithograph | 34.8 x 24.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850821

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A lithograph after a painting then in the possession of Mr. Wenderlstadt, Frankfurt. Lettered with the title and production details.

In Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), the painting was described as being the possession of Count Luckner, Dresden. The painting is a copy of Raphael’s so-called Esterházy Madonna (1507-08) now in the Szepmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (inv. no.71; see RCIN 850819 for a photograph of it).

Showing the kneeling Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who sits on a rock and points at the Infant Baptist, who kneels down on the left; in a landscape.

  • Creator(s)

    Friedrich Rehberg (1758-1835) (lithographer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 34.8 x 24.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    27.1 x 20.3 cm (image)

  • La Madonna con il Bambino e S. Giovanni

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.66 A.XXII.3