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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Eduard Mandel (1810-82)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna della Seggiola’] dated 1865

Engraving with etching | 76.7 x 60.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850979

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An engraving 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 production details.

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.
  • Creator(s)

    Eduard Mandel (1810-82) (engraver)

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

    Eduard Mandel (1810-82) (designer)

    Becker, J. : Berlin (printer)

    Berlin : EH Schroeder (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 76.7 x 60.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    31.0 x 31.0 cm (diameter) (image)

    48.1 x 41.6 cm (platemark)

  • Acquired for 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.7

    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