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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Folo (1764-1836)

The Virgin and Sleeping Child with the Infant Baptist published 1812

Etching | 36.7 x 26.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850794

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An etching after a painting when in the collection of Lucien Bonaparte, 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. 129. Lettered with the title and production details. Not listed in Ruland (1876) .

The painting, which later entered the collection of the King of the Netherlands (The Hague), 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 executed by Raphael’s workshop to a design of the master dating c.1510-12 (see Bibliographic References). Also engraved by Martinet (see RCIN 850786).

Showing the Christ Child sleeping on the left, with the Virgin looking at Him while lifting a veil over His head and supporting the Infant Baptist who kneels down on the right while pointing at the Child; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Folo (1764-1836) (etcher)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

  • 36.7 x 26.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    17.8 x 18.0 cm (image)

    27.3 x 20.5 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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.10(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 278-279, no. A17