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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Giovanni Buonafede's engraving, "La Madonna Della Seggiola”, c1840, after Raphael

Giovanni Buonafede (aka Giovanni Bonafeddo) (1816–?)

“La Madonna Della Seggiola”, c1840, after Raphael’s (1483–1520) painting in the ‎Palazzo Pitti (Florence), published by Calcografia Romano (aka Camera Apostolica; Calcografia Camerale; Regia Calcografia; Calcografia Nazionale; Calcographia RCA) (1738–1870) in Rome.

Engraving with etching on heavy wove paper with small margins and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 44.1 x 36.3 cm; (image borderline) 32.2 x 32.2 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Raffaele Sanzio dip.“; (centre) “LA MADONNA DELLA SEGGIOLA / Roma presso La Calcografia Camerale”; (right) “Giov. Buonafede inc“.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“The Virgin and Child with the Baptist in a tondo, after Raphael; lettered state Engraving”

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed with small margins around a soft platemark impression. There is a strong fold at the upper edge of the sheet following the platemark and there is a hole at the lower right corner with a small retouched restoration otherwise the sheet is in very good condition and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this large engraved masterwork, exemplifying Buonafede’s skill in translating the colours, tones and textures of Raphael’s famous painting, for AU$225 (currently US$155.12/EUR138.82/GBP122.41 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this exquisite example of nineteenth century mastery of reproductive engraving, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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