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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Lucas, A.

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Esterházy Madonna’] dated 1829

Lithograph | 34.8 x 24.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850822

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A lithograph after a painting then in the possession of Mr. Wenderlstadt, Frankfurt. Lettered with production details.

In Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue, the painting was described as being in the possession of Count Luckner, Dresden. The painting is a copy of Raphael’s so-called Esterházy Madonna (1507-08) now in the Szepmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (inv. no.71; see RCIN 850819 for a photograph of it).

Showing the kneeling Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who sits on a rock and points at the Infant Baptist, who kneels down on the left; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Lucas, A. (lithographer)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Vogel, F.C. : Frankfurt am Main (printer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 34.8 x 24.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.8 x 20.6 cm (image)

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.66 A.XXII.4