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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Christ Child holding a book c.1853-76

Albumen print | 12.1 x 13.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851195

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1502-03) currently in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.152av). The drawing is related to the so-called Norton Simon Madonna, a painting by Raphael now in the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena (inv. no.M.1972.2.P). A photograph of the recto side of the drawing at RCIN 851193.

The photograph shows the full-length Christ Child, holding a book with both hands while looking up.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 12.1 x 13.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.90 C.VIII.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.141, no.32v

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp.144-50, under no.11