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After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth (?) and another female saint c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864399

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (RCIN 912742). The drawing is a study for the so-called ‘Madonna dell’Impannata’, a painting generally attributed to Raphael's workshop after a design by the master (c.1513-16) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.94). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 851074.

Showing the standing Virgin receiving the Christ Child from St Elizabeth (?) who is seating alongside a female saint on the left.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851077) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 12 (970571)

  • Creator(s)

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

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    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)

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.121-3, no.13

    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. 0800

    Clayton 1999 : Clayton, M. Raphael and his Circle. Drawings from Windsor Castle, London pp. 93-95, no. 23

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 144-149, no. 58