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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to Berto di Giovanni (d. 1529)

The Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 20.7 x 13.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851185

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.1860,0616.119). The drawing, formerly attributed to Raphael, has been recently ascribed to Berto di Giovanni (see Bibliographic References). Not included in Pouncey/Gere (1962).

The photograph shows the full-length seated Virgin, holding the Christ Child on her lap, who clutches her mantle with His right hand. Mother and Child both look down to the right.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Berto di Giovanni (d. 1529) (artist)

    After a work by the circle of Pietro Perugino (Città della Pieve c. 1450-Fontignano 1523) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 20.7 x 13.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.89 C.II.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and J.A.Gere, Raphael and His Circle (1962); p.196

    Ferino Pagden 1982 : Disegni Umbri del Rinascimento da Perugino a Raffaello, 1982 / catalogo della mostra a cura di Sylvia Ferino Pagden, Città di Castello p.51, under no.26