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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


Study for the head of the Virgin


Albumen print | 25.2 x 18.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851298

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1502-03) now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.1895,0915.611). The drawing is a study for the figure of the Virgin. The photograph shows the head and shoulders of a veiled female figure, her head tilted down to the left and her eyes cast down.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 25.2 x 18.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.142, no.35r (Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford)

    p.37, no.18 (Gere/Turner 1983 : J.A. Gere and Nicholas Turner, 1983. Drawings by Raphael from the Royal Library, the Ashmolean, the British Museum, Chatsworth and other English collections, London)