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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Figure studies c.1853-76

Albumen print | 12.4 x 19.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850835

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) formerly in the Musée Wicar, Lille, and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.473).

The drawing is a preparatory study for the figure of St Bruno in Raphael’s so-called Madonna del Baldacchino (c.1507-08), a painting now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.1912, no.165; see RCIN 850829 for a photograph of it).

Showing the head of man slightly tilted to the left and the half-length figure of a man holding a book.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Bruno
  • 12.4 x 19.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.67 A.XXIII.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris p. 185, no. 532

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 176, no. 178

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 276-281, no. 40