Lot 107
  • 107

Workshop of Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
103,250 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael
  • Holy family with the infant St. John the Baptist, or "Madonna della Rosa"
  • inscribed on the reverse in an old hand: No 3/ Escuela de Rafael
  • oil on panel


Acquired in Paris by the grandfather of the present owner circa 1900;
Thence by descent. 

Catalogue Note

The composition repeats, with some differences such as the omission of the rose, Raphael's Madonna della Rosa in the Prado, Madrid. That painting, which is considered by modern scholars to have been executed in part by the artist's workshop, is recorded at the Escorial as early as 1657 by a certain Padre de los Santos.1  There is a further copy in the Prado, much inferior to the present work, which Manuela Mena Marqués attributes to Gabriel de Cárdenas Maldonado (active in Spain at the end of the 16th century). 

1. See Bonaventura Bassegoda in J.Brown and J.Elliot, The Sale of the Century: Artistic Relations between Spain and Great Britain 1604-1655, Madrid 2002, pp. 134ff.