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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 [‘The Madonna of the Blue Diadem’] c.1800-1847

Etching and engraving | 51.9 x 38.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850888

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A print after so-called Madonna of the Blue Diadem, a painting generally attributed to Raphael’s workshop (possibly G.F. Penni or Giulio Romano) housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 603). Lettered with the title and production details. As lettered on the print, the painting was formerly attributed to Raphael. With the engraver's stamp in the lower left corner (Lugt 102).

Showing the Virgin lifting a veil over the sleeping Christ Child with the Infant Baptist kneeling down in adoration on the right; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

    Ramboz : [Paris?] (printer)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers : Rue de Touraine no.9, près l'Odeon, Paris (publisher)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 51.9 x 38.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    41.1 x 29.6 cm (image)

    50.7 x 36.8 cm (platemark)

  • LA VIERGE AU LINGE

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Diadems
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.70 A.XXVIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 251-254, no. A9