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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Louis-Félix Butavand (1808-53)

A study for the Virgin and Child c.1828-1843

Crayon-manner, printed in reddish brown, with tone plate | 33.6 x 25.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851036

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A facsimile of a life study attributed to Raphael (c.1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3862). The drawing is a preparatory study for the figures of the Virgin and Child in the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) currently in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). With the blind stamp of the Chalcographie du Louvre at lower right. A photograph of the Holy Family of Francis I can be found at RCIN 851028.

Showing a full-length seated female figure, turned to the left, reaching for a child coming from the left, sketched with only a few lines.
  • Creator(s)

    Louis-Félix Butavand (1808-53) (engraver)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 33.6 x 25.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.7 x 17.9 cm (image)

    32.8 x 23.9 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

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

    Ruland p.78 A.XXXVIII.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) pp.504-506, no. 875

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 233, no0. 393

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