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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

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

Albumen print | 20.5 x 14.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850704

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.267), reputed to be a copy after a lost drawing by Raphael. Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Raphael and connected it with his so-called Madonna del Cardellino, 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 right hand and supporting the Child who stands between her knees and raises His right arm towards the book.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 20.5 x 14.1 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.59 A.IX.9

    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