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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


A study for a Virgin and Child


Lithograph | 18.4 x 14.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850729

A lithographic facsimile of the principal study drawn by Raphael (c.1507) on a sheet now in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3861), executed in preparation for his so-called ‘Holy Family under a Palm Tree’ (c.1506-07), a painting currently on loan to National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 062.46), from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. See RCIN 850728 for a photograph of the drawing and RCIN 850726 for a print reproducing the painting.

Showing the Christ Child turning to the left and laying on the lap of the Virgin, who supports Him with her right hand and further secures Him by holding a veil put around His waist.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 18.4 x 14.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    pp. 57-58, no. 46 (Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte))

    p. 171,no. 155 (Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford)

    p.47, no.12 (Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994)

    pp. 246-249, no. 32 (Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 )