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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Augustin Bridoux (1813-92)

The Virgin and Child with two Angels [‘The Madonna of the Candelabra’] c.1833-1876

Etching and engraving | 61.1 x 49.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850971

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A print based on 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. With the publisher’s blind stamp (Lugt 2140). Lettered with production details.

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. Ruland attributed the painting to Raphael and listed it as being in the possession of the late Mr Hugh Andres Johnstone Munro of Novar (Scotland) at the time the Raphael Collection catalogue was compiled. For a photograph of the painting, see RCIN 850968.

Showing the Virgin supporting the Christ Child seating on a cushion, with a candelabrum on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Augustin Bridoux (1813-92) (engraver)

    After a work attributed to The Workshop of Raphael (artist)

    Augustin Bridoux (1813-92) (designer)

    Bougeard : Paris (printer)

    Rittner & Goupil: 15 Boulevard Montmatre, Paris (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 61.1 x 49.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    31.9 x 31.9 cm (image)

    46.0 x 39.8 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furnishings
            • Lighting Devices
              • Candle holders
                • Candelabra
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.75 A.XXXIII.6

    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