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After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Compositional studies 1860

Albumen print | 11.5 x 14.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2864156

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509-11) formerly in the Musée Wicar, Lille, and now in Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.437).

The studies drawn at upper left on the sheet are connected with Raphael's so-called 'Madonna di Loreto' now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.68; see RCIN 850869 for a print reproducing this painting), those at upper and lower right with the 'Aldobrandini Madonna' (see RCIN 850881 for a photograph of this painting). A sketch apparently unrelated to any known painting by Raphael is at bottom centre.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 850871) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 9 (970568)

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Attributed to Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 11.5 x 14.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris pp. 190-191, no. 542

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 201, no. 274

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.114-16, no.11

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 89-97, no. 51

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 71-76, no. 48