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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Battista Angolo del Moro (c. 1514-c. 1573)

The Virgin bathing the Christ Child with the Infant Baptist and St Anne c.1514-1565

Etching | 35.0 x 24.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851173

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A print reproducing a composition often attributed to Raphael, related to the so-called Madonna mit dem Becken (Madonna del Catino), a painting by Giulio Romano (c.1525) currently housed in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden (inv. no.103). Only state.

A 16th-century anonymous print of the same composition (although with some differences and in reverse) can be found at RCIN 812272.

The print shows the full-length kneeling Virgin, bathing the Christ Child who turns towards the Infant Baptist who pours water over Him from a jug, with St Anne holding a cloth next to a fire at left; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Battista Angolo del Moro (c. 1514-c. 1573) (etcher)

    After Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 35.0 x 24.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.87 B.XXXVI.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.210, no.XLII.4 (entry by Stefania Massari)