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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to Timoteo Viti (1469-1523)

A study for a Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 26.4 x 17.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850703

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing now in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.722), currently attributed to Timoteo Viti and thought to be a copy after a lost drawing by Raphael, to whom it has formerly been ascribed. Ruland (1876) considered the drawing as a first thought by Raphael for his so-called Madonna del Cardellino (c.1505), a painting (c.1506) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1890, no.1447). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850698.

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin holding a book in her left hand and supporting the left elbow of the standing Child who looks up at her.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Timoteo Viti (1469-1523) (artist)

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

  • 26.4 x 17.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.59 A.IX.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 219-222, no. 27