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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Carl Josef Alois Agricola (1779-1852)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant John [‘The Madonna of the Meadow’] dated 1812

Engraving with etching | 49.8 x 36.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850707

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An engraving after the so-called Madonna of the Meadow, a painting by Raphael (1505-1506) now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no.GG175). As indicated by the inscription below the image, the painting was at the time of this print in the Imperial Gallery of the Belvedere, Vienna. Lettered with title and production details.

Showing the full length seated Virgin supporting with both hands the standing Christ Child who reaches for the cross-staff held by the Infant Baptist, who kneels down before Him; in a hilly landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Carl Josef Alois Agricola (1779-1852) (engraver)

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

    Ludwig Maisch (1776-1816) (publisher)

    Countess de Fries (dedicatee)

    Carl Josef Alois Agricola (1779-1852) (dedicator)

  • 49.8 x 36.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.5 x 28.0 cm (image)

    41.5 x 31.0 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.59 A.X.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 214-219, no. 26