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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 | 25.3 x 18.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851213

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.IV,209v). The studies seem to be related to different Madonna and Child compositions by Raphael, including the so-called Colonna Madonna (see RCIN 850815) and Large Cowper Madonna (see RCIN 850811).

This drawing is on the verso of sheet depicting studies for the Bridgewater Madonna: see RCIN 850903 for a photograph of the recto.

The photograph shows several studies of the Virgin with the Child, sketched in variety of poses.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 25.3 x 18.7 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
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.92 C.XIX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.177, no.181r