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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Gustave Levy (1819-94)

The Virgin and Child with two Angels [‘The Madonna of the Candelabra’] c.1839-1876

Etching and engraving | 50.6 x 39.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850965

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An engraving 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 debated. Lettered with the title and 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 (1876) attributed the painting to Raphael and listed it as being then in the possession of the late Mr Hugh Andres Johnstone Munro of Novar (Scotland).

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

    Gustave Levy (1819-94) (engraver)

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

    Chardon Ainé et Aze (printer)

    Gambart & Co. : London (publisher)

    Furne & Perrotin Éditeurs : Paris (publisher)

    Goupil & Co. : New York (publisher)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 50.6 x 39.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.8 x 22.1 cm (image)

    43.5 x 31.3 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furnishings
            • Lighting Devices
              • Candle holders
                • Candelabra
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.74 A.XXXIII.1

    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