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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-Florence 1530)

Head of a woman c.1853-76

Albumen print | 26.6 x 20.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851014

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A photograph of a drawing by Andrea del Sarto now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.302). Ruland (1876) described the drawing as a study by Raphael for the head of the figure of St Anne in the so-called La Perla, a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.301) generally attributed to Giulio Romano (c.1518-19), possibly after a design by Raphael.

Showing the head of a woman, three-quarters to the right, with the eyes cast down.
  • Creator(s)

    After Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-Florence 1530) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 26.6 x 20.1 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.77 A.XXXVII.14

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 183-189, no. 64