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Two sketches of landscape motifs


Albumen print | 12.0 x 13.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854522

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c. 1502-1503) depicting two sketches of landscape motifs now in the Ashmolean Museum (inv. no. WA1846.152b recto). Annotated on the verso.

This drawing is part of a double sided sheet (bisected) for a picture of the Virgin and Child, which is normally identified with the so-called 'Norton Simon Madonna', a painting by Raphael now in the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena (inv. no.M.1972.2.P).

According to Parker (see Bibliographic References), the two sheets "originally formed part of one and the same", but it is not possible to establish the relative position of the sketches to one another. A photograph of the drawing currently catalogued as the recto "a" (inv. no. WA1846.152a) can be found at RCIN 851193. Ruland (1876) catalogued the drawing depicting two sketches of landscape as being then on the verso of the drawing WA1846.152a (recto).
  • Creator(s)

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


    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation:
    (?) 326 [verso, centre, in ink]

  • 12.0 x 13.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p.141, no.33v

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508
    pp.144-50, under no.11

    Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 342 A.VII.1