After Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)
Hendrik van der Borcht II (Dutch, Frankenthal 1614– ca. 1690 Antwerp)
Etching, only state
8 x 6 3/16 in. (20.3 x 15.7 cm)
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Not on view
The holy family; Virgin Mary seated at left, holding Christ child in her right arm; John the Baptist child at right holding crucifix and reaching out his left hand to touch object held by Christ, observed by St Joseph in the background. The print reproduces an oil painting on canvas, dated c. 1520 and given to Raphael, in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. P00302). (Text from Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Stuart Britain', BM 1998, cat. 52) This etching was made after a painting or drawing in Arundel's collection (for a discussion of the possible original, which is closer to Raphael than to Perino, see D.Jaffé and others in Apollo, CXLIV 1996, p.31).
Inscription: Lettered in margin with dedication to Jerome Lanier by Hollar. At upper left in design "Perino del Vago inu: / Wenceslaus Hollar Bohem, fecit Londini 1642 / Ex Collectione Arundeliana / Cum Privilegio Regis". Below right "H: Van der Borcht excudit,".
Earls of Pembroke
Pennington 134 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part II) 360 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.
Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.