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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Raphael Morghen (1758-1833)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna della Seggiola’] 1793

Etching and engraving | 49.2 x 43.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850975

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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). Lettered with the title, 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 while looking up with clasped hands.
  • Creator(s)

    Raphael Morghen (1758-1833) (engraver)

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

    Raphael Morghen (1758-1833) (designer)

    Niccolò de Antoni (active c.1800-16) (printer)

    Niccolò Pagni: Florence (publisher)

    Federico Manfredini (1743-1829) (dedicatee)

    Raphael Morghen (1758-1833) (dedicator)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 49.2 x 43.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    32.1 x 32.2 cm (image)

    42.2 x 36.3 cm (platemark)

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

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIV.3

    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