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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Compositional studies c.1853-76

Albumen print | 11.8 x 15.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850875

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A photograph of a sheet by Raphael (c.1509-11) now in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (inv. no.CMA 78.37). In Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), the drawing was described as being then in the possession of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

The sheet features several studies, including a nude female seated figure possibly connected with Raphael's Madonna della Sedia (top left), and three studies of a reclining child (bottom) which are preparatory for the figure of the Christ Child in the Madonna di Loreto now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.68; see RCIN 850869). A study of the head of a child at upper right.

This photograph is included in the 'General Studies' section of the Raphael Collection; see RCIN 854298 for it.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 11.8 x 15.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.69 A.XXVI.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.201, no.273