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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Luigi Fabri (c. 1778-1835 or later)

The Virgin and Child with two Angels [‘The Madonna of the Candelabra’] c.1812

Etching | 29.4 x 21.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850967

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An etching after the so-called Madonna of the Candelabra, a circular painting now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (inv. no.37.484), the attribution of which is still disputed. Lettered with the title and production details. At the time this print was made, the painting was in the collection of Lucien Bonaparte in Rome. Published in Choix de gravures à l'eau forte, d'après les peintures originales et les marbres de la galerie de Lucien Bonapartes, 1812, pl.130.

The execution of the painting is generally ascribed to the workshop of Raphael, with the master’s role in the invention of the composition being questioned.

Showing the Virgin supporting the Christ Child seating on a cushion, with two angels holding candelabra at either side.
  • Creator(s)

    Luigi Fabri (c. 1778-1835 or later) (etcher)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 29.4 x 21.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    18.1 x 17.6 cm (image)

    27.1 x 20.4 cm (platemark)

  • La Madonna de' Candelabri

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furnishings
            • Lighting Devices
              • Candle holders
                • Candelabra
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIII.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 223-226, no. A1