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Madonna and Child

  • Object:

    Printing Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, etched)

  • Date:

    17th century (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ricci (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copperplate etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir George Hill, K.C.B.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case V, shelf 6, box C

Physical description

Madonna and Child. The Virgin Mary, with a crown and halo, holding the infant Christ who has a halo and a cross marked on his chest. Copperplate etching, cancelled with four holes, one in each corner of the design.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, etched)


17th century (etched)


Ricci (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Copperplate etching

Marks and inscriptions

Signed, bottom-right corner of design (in reverse).


Height: 5.9 cm, Width: 4.9 cm

Descriptive line

Madonna and Child. The Virgin Mary, with a crown and halo, holding the infant Christ. Copperplate etching, cancelled. Etched by Ricci. Possibly Italian. 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.

Production Note

See an impression taken from this plate, after it was cancelled, E.71-1936.





Subjects depicted

Crown; Child; Woman; Halo


Prints; Christianity; Tools & Equipment; Biblical Imagery; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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