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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Joseph Cundall (1819-95)

Christ bearing the Cross 1860

Albumen print | 21.6 x 10.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850679

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A photograph of a small painting formerly attributed to Raphael which Ruland (1876) catalogued as being then in the collection of the Duke of Sutherland. According to Ruland (1876), the photographed painting is similar in treatment to the figure of Christ bearing the cross painted in Raphael’s Procession to Calvary (c.1504-05; see RCIN 859675 for a print reproducing the panels), one of the three panels forming the predella of the so-called Colonna Altarpiece. Raphael's predella scene is now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 2919). The central panel of the altarpiece is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no.32.130.1; see RCIN 850667 for a photograph of the painting).

Showing the full length figure of Christ turned to the right carrying his cross.

Details of the photography of the Duke of Sutherland's picture for the Prince Consort are in the Raphael Collection correspondence (RA VIC/ADDA10/85/112; RA VIC/ADDA10/85/113 and RA VIC/ADDA10/85/135).
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Cundall (1819-95) (photographer)

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

  • 21.6 x 10.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (1860)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ Carrying the Cross
              • Instruments of the Passion
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.57 A.VI.15

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 172-185, no. 17