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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Anatomy study c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.7 x 17.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850803

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA 1855.91v). Ruland (1876) suggested that the drawing may be a study for the figure of the Virgin in Raphael’s so-called La Belle Jardinière (1508) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.602; see RCIN 850796 for a photograph of it). On the recto of the photographed sheet is a study closely associated with the painting; for a photograph of the recto, see RCIN 850801.

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 23.7 x 17.3 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Skeleton
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.65 A.XIX.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford no. 122v

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 157-263, no. 35