The Holy Family (La Perla) (after Raphael)

Battista del Moro1550-1570

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Battista Agnolo del Moro made this etching to reproduce the most famous painting by Renaissance artist Raphael in his hometown of Verona. Raphael’s composition depicts the Christ Child with members of his family: Joseph, Mary, Mary’s cousin Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s son John the Baptist. Battista’s graphic style emphasizes the glowing light around the grouping and their tender glances and touch.

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  • Title: The Holy Family (La Perla) (after Raphael)
  • Creator: Battista Angolo del Moro (Italian, 1514-1575)
  • Date Created: 1550-1570
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 51.7 x 43.3 cm (20 3/8 x 17 1/16 in.); With mount: 54.5 x 45 cm (21 7/16 x 17 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: James Bergquist, Newton, MA, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/2018.208
  • Medium: Etching with engraving on paper
  • Inscriptions: Imprinted in lower right on recto: “RAPHAEL.VRB.IN”, Imprinted in lower left on recto: “BATT.COGNOMEN TO DEL.MORO.
  • Fun Fact: This etching portrays the extended family of the Christ Child including his cousin, Saint John the Baptist.
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: Italy, 16th century
  • Credit Line: Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund
  • Collection: Prints
  • Accession Number: 2018.208

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