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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)

The Virgin reading with the Child published 1829

Etching | 20.0 x 14.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851284

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A print reproducing (in reverse) the composition of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) currently in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.728). Signed with monogram at lower right. Published in Denon, Monuments dews Arts due Dessins, Paris 1829.

The print shows the full-length Virgin, seated on a chair, in profile to the left, holding a book and supporting the Young Christ who stands by her side and looks at the beholder; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825) (etcher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: 281 [front, lower centre, in pencil]
  • 20.0 x 14.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    19.1 x 14.2 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.97 C.XLVII.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.183, no.A 38.3