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After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant St John c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864427

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A photograph of a red chalk drawing now in the Royal Collection (RCIN 912740) currently attributed to Giulio Romano (c.1518-19). The drawing is thought to be a study for the so-called ‘Small Holy Family’, a painting now in the Musée du Louvre (inv. no.605) generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael (probably Giulio Romano) after a design by the master (c.1518-19). A photograph of the ‘Small Holy Family’ can be found at RCIN 851054.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child who stands on His cradle and reaches for the Infant Baptist, who is kneeling on St Elizabeth’s thighs and leans over towards the Child.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851060) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 11 (970570)
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    Attributed to 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    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.0833

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 258-262, no. A11