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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 the Christ Child c.1860-76

Carbon print | 25.7 x 18.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851039

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A photograph of a drawing catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the collection of the Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar. The drawing is an old copy of a study ascribed to Raphael now in the Uffizi (inv. no.534E; a photograph of which is at RCIN 851038) preparatory for the figure of the Christ Child in the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). A photograph of the Holy Family of Francis I can be found at RCIN 851028.

Showing a full-length naked child, turned to the right, with outstretched arms, being held under his armpits by a figure on the right not fully worked out.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 25.7 x 18.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

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

    Ruland p.79 A.XXXVIII.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 170-177, no. 62