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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Ignazio Pavon (1790-1858)

The Virgin with the two Holy Children playing with a Butterfly c.1800-1860

Engraving with etching | 60.0 x 42.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851133

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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, dedication and dedicatee’s coat of arms. Another print of this composition can be found at RCIN 851134.

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)

    Ignazio Pavon (1790-1858) (engraver)

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

    Francesco Fontana (active c. 1824) (designer)

    Nicola Bianchi (19C) (printer)

    Niccolò de Antoni (active c.1800-16) (publisher)

    Ignazio Pavon (1790-1858) (publisher)

    Antonio Statella, Principe di Cassaro (1785-1864) (dedicatee)

    Ignazio Pavon (1790-1858) (dedicator)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 60.0 x 42.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.4 x 29.0 cm (image)

    49.0 x 36.3 cm (platemark)

  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Insects
            • Butterflies & Moths
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.85 B.XII.1