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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

François de Poilly (1623-93)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna of the Blue Diadem’] reworked c. 1728

Engraving with etching | 41.3 x 29.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850889

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A print after the 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; see RCIN 850887 for a photograph of it). Lettered with attribution of the painting to Raphael. As indicated by the legend below the image, the painting was then in the collection of Victor Amédée, Prince of Carignano, Paris. This plate was initially engraved by François de Poilly (1623-93) and later reworked by Charles Simonneau (1645-1728). Published in Recueil de Crozat, 1729, I, pl.29.

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)

    François de Poilly (1623-93) (engraver)

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

    Charles Simonneau (1645-1728) (engraver)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 41.3 x 29.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.0 x 28.1 cm (image)

  • La Sainte Vierge

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

    Ruland p.70 A.XXVIII.3

    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