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After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864398

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1505) currently in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (RCIN 912743).

The photograph shows the seated Virgin, supporting the Christ Child with both hands and looking down at the Infant Baptist, who presents the Child with a scroll; against a dark background.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851219) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 13 (970572)

  • Creator(s)

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

    Attributed to Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 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)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.157, no.103

    Clayton 1999 : Clayton, M. Raphael and his Circle. Drawings from Windsor Castle, London pp.54-6, no.11

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London no. 392