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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:

    E.72-1936

  • 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)

Date

17th century (etched)

Artist/maker

Ricci (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Copperplate etching

Marks and inscriptions

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

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Copper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Child; Woman; Halo; Crown

Categories

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

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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