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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Ferdinando Gregori (1743-1804)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna della Seggiola’] dated 1768

Etching and engraving | 56.6 x 38.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850974

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A print after the so-called Madonna della Seggiola, a circular painting by Raphael (c.1514) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.151). Numbered at upper left: 3. Lettered with production details and dedication.

Showing the Virgin seated in a chair, holding the Christ Child on her knees and embracing Him with both arms while looking at the beholder, with the Infant Baptist standing behind at right and looking up with clasped hands; in a fictive frame.
  • Creator(s)

    Ferdinando Gregori (1743-1804) (artist)

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

    Tommaso Arrighetti (active 18th century) (designer)

    Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747-92) (dedicatee)

    Ferdinando Gregori (1743-1804) (dedicator)

    Tommaso Arrighetti (active 18th century) (dedicator)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 56.6 x 38.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    43.7 x 34.3 cm (image)

    56.5 x 38.7 cm (platemark)

  • 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
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Chairs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIV.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 137-143, no. 57