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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

The Virgin washing the feet of the Young Christ c.1550-60

Engraving | 33.4 x 38.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851317

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A print thought to be after a now lost design by Giulio Romano. Only state. The composition has been formerly associated with Raphael. Another impression of this print can be found at RCIN 851318.

The print shows the full-length Virgin washing the feet of the Christ Child whom she holds on her knees, helped by an angel who holds an amphora at right and by two women preparing cloths at left; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 33.4 x 38.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.100 D.IX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Massari 1993 : Massari, S, 1993. Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit : Opere grafiche autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Rome p.73, no.62

    Massari 1983 : Massari, S, 1983. Giulio Bonasone, Rome p.124