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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902)

Figure studies c.1858

Engraving on tinted paper | 18.4 x 26.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850836

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A print after 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; see RCIN 850835 for a photograph of it). Lettered with production details. Published in Choix de dessins de Raphael qui font partie de la collection Wicar à Lille, Paris 1858, plate XVIII.

The drawing is a preparatory study for the figure of St Bruno in the so-called Madonna del Baldacchino, a painting by Raphael 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, on the left; and the half-length figure of a man holding a book, on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902) (artist)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Bruno
  • 18.4 x 26.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    12.5 x 20.1 cm (image)

    16.8 x 25.1 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

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

    Ruland p.67 A.XXIII.8

    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