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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Gerolamo Imperiale (d. 1639?)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Garvagh Madonna’] c.1600-1640

Etching | 20.2 x 16.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850882

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A reversed etching after the so-called Garvagh Madonna (also known as Aldobrandini Madonna), a painting by Raphael (c.1509-10) now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 744). See RCIN 850881 for a photograph of it.

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap, who reaches for the carnation presented by the Infant Baptist who stands on the left; in an interior with view on landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Gerolamo Imperiale (d. 1639?) (etcher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 20.2 x 16.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.70 A.XXVII.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 73-76, no. 48