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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


The Virgin and Child with Holy Figures


Albumen print | 22.8 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850960

A photograph of a drawing now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.Pp,1.78) reproducing, in reverse and with differences, the composition of the so-called ‘Madonna del Pesce’, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-4) currently in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850952. Showing the enthroned Virgin holding the Christ Child with both hands, with the Archangel Raphael presenting the young Tobias who kneels down while holding a fish on the right, and St Jerome with an open book and his lion on the left.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 22.8 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for 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
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.178 (Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London)

    pp. 117-123, no. 54 (Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 )