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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Noel François Bertrand (1784-1852)

The Virgin holding the Hand of the Christ Child c.1804-1842

Coloured stipple | 54.9 x 43.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851177

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A print probably reproducing a detail from a larger composition attributed on plate to Raphael and described as being then in the collection of Mr Legras at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. According to the lettering below the image, the painting was known as La Vierge a la Pensée. Lettered with production details. The complete composition - which Ruland (1876) attributed to Bernard van Orley - is known through a print by Desnoyers. See RCIN 851176.

The print shows the seated Virgin, three-quarter to the left, holding some flowers with her left hand anf the hand of a Child (the Infant Jesus) with her right.
  • Creator(s)

    Noel François Bertrand (1784-1852) (engraver)

    After a work previously attributed to Bernard van Orley (c. 1488-1541/2) (artist)

    Edme Gratien Parizeau (b. 1783) (designer)

    Bertrand : Rue de Savoie no. 9, Paris (publisher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 54.9 x 43.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    52.4 x 40.8 cm (platemark)


  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.88 B.XXXVIII.2