Original or Copy from Raphael. See Kugler's Handbook of Painting, Italian Schools, where there is an engraving of this picture. [P. 14 (L).] The engraving referred to in Kugler, is that of a small Mary and Elizabeth and children in the Louvre, Paris. This picture is perhaps an enlarged copy of that. It is a copy or duplicate in the figures, but differs in size and background, this having a landscape after Raphael's earlier manner. It is known as "La Vierge au Berceau." [P. 15 (S).]
Catalogue of the Bowdoin Collection of Paintings, Bowdoin College. Brunswick: Joseph Griffin. 1870.