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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


Study for a Virgin and Child


Crayon-manner engraving with tone plate | 26.7 x 21.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850850

A facsimile engraving of a study by Raphael (c.1509-11) now in the British Museum (inv. no.1866,0714.79). The drawing – which Ruland (1876) associated with Raphael’s ‘Mackintosh Madonna’ now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 2069) – cannot be distinctively related to any known painting by the master.

Showing the heads of the Virgin and Child, with the Virgin looking downwards and the Child turning His head to the right.
  • Creator(s)

    L Fagan (active 19th century) (engraver)

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

  • 26.7 x 21.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    17.0 x 12.7 cm (platemark)

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

  • 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
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    pp. 20-21, no. 24 (Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London)

    p. 202, no. 275 (Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford)