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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giuseppe Marri (1788-1852)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist ['The Madonna del Pozzo'] c.1840-1852

Engraving with etching | 31.8 x 25.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851175

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A print after the so-called Madonna del Pozzo, a painting by Franciabigio currently housed in the Museo degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. 1980, no.1445). The painting is erroneously attributed on plate to Raphael. Lettered with some production details. The finished state of this print was included in Imperiale e Reale Galleria di Firenze, Florence 1841-67.

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

    Giuseppe Marri (1788-1852) (engraver)

    After Franciabigio (Florence 1484-1525) (artist)

    Filippo Calendi (active c. 1838-49) (designer)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 31.8 x 25.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    23.4 x 18.2 cm (image)

    30.1 x 24.0 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.87 B.XXXVII.2