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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Achille Louis Martinet (1806-77)

The Virgin and Sleeping Child with the Infant Baptist [‘Madonna del Velo’] c.1826-1876

Engraving with etching | 87.2 x 65.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850786

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A print after a painting attributed on plate to Raphael, catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the collection of the King of the Netherlands. Lettered with title and production details.

The painting was formerly in the collection of Lucien Bonaparte, Rome. An etching after it, published in Choix de gravures à l'eau forte, d'après les peintures originales et les marbres de la galerie de Lucien Bonapartes (1812), can be found at RCIN 850794.

The painting is one of a number reproducing a composition traditionally known as the Madonna del Velo, the original version of which (currently untraced) is thought to have been painted by Raphael’s workshop after a design by the master dating c.1510-12 (see Bibliographic References).
  • Creator(s)

    Achille Louis Martinet (1806-77) (engraver)

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

    Achille Louis Martinet (1806-77) (designer)

    Felsing, H. : Darmstadt (printer)

    Paris : Goupil & Co (publisher)

    New York : Willy Wallach (publisher)

    Gambart, E. & Co: 25 Berners St, Oxford St. (publisher)

  • 87.2 x 65.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    44.8 x 36.1 cm (image)

    54.3 x 41.5 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.64 A.XVIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 p.280. no.A17/III.7