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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Pietro Ugo Durand

The Virgin with the two Holy Children playing with a Butterfly c.1750-1875

Stipple with etching | 56.5 x 39.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851134

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A print after a painting which, as lettered below the image, was formerly reputed to be by Raphael. Lettered with production details and title. Another print of this composition can be found at RCIN 851133.

Showing the Virgin seating on a throne supporting the Christ Child who is reaching for a butterfly resting on His mother's mantle, with the Infant Baptist leaning over from the left; before a balustrade with view of landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Ugo Durand (etcher)

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

    Antonio Zecchini (director)

    Durand : C.da di S. Eufemia 4279, Milan (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 56.5 x 39.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.4 x 27.9 cm (image)

    42.6 x 30.3 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Insects
            • Butterflies & Moths
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.85 B.XII.2