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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


Compositional studies


Albumen print | 25.3 x 18.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851213

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.IV,209v). The studies seem to be related to different Madonna and Child compositions by Raphael, including the so-called 'Colonna Madonna' (see RCIN 850815) and 'Large Cowper Madonna' (see RCIN 850811).

This drawing is on the verso of sheet depicting studies for the 'Bridgewater Madonna': see RCIN 850903 for a photograph of the recto.

The photograph shows several studies of the Virgin with the Child, sketched in variety of poses.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 25.3 x 18.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.177, no.181r (Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford)