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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jacques Coelemans (1654-1731/2)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist ['The Madonna del Pozzo'] c.1674-1721

Engraving with etching | 38.2 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851174

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A print reproducing (in reverse) the so-called Madonna del Pozzo, a painting by Franciabigio currently housed in the Museo degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. 1980, no.1445). The print credits Raphael with the invention of the composition. Lettered with production details and Bible quote. Numbered on plate, below the image at lower left: 2.

The print shows the Infant Baptist holding a cross in his right hand and presenting an inscribed scroll to the Virgin with his left, who sits on the ground and supports the naked Christ Child with her left hand; in a landscape with a well in the right background.
  • Creator(s)

    Jacques Coelemans (1654-1731/2) (engraver)

    After Franciabigio (Florence 1484-1525) (artist)

    Jacques Coelemans (1654-1731/2) (printmaker)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 38.2 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    36.6 x 27.1 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.87 B.XXXVII.1