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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

A study for the head and foot of the Virgin c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.0 x 19.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851300

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A photograph of a drawing by Perugino (c.1492-3) now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912744). The drawing, which was formerly attributed to Raphael, is a copy of the head of the Virgin from the The Virgin Enthroned between Saints John the Baptist and Sebastian, an altarpiece by Perugino currently in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.1435).

The photograph shows the head and neck of the Virgin, her head turned three-quarters to the right, with the eyes cast down. At lower right is a study for the Virgin's foot.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Pietro Perugino (Città della Pieve c. 1450-Fontignano 1523) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 22.0 x 19.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.98 C.LV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London p.175, no.22