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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

Head of a Youth c.1853-76

Albumen print | 18.5 x 15.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850962

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (inv. no.Kdz 4198).

Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Raphael and associated it with the figure of the Archangel Raphael in the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-4) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). It has been suggested that the drawing may be by Mariotto Albertinelli, and related to his large Annunciation now in the Accademia in Florence (see A. Weston-Lewis in Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, 1994, under no.29). A photograph of the Madonna del Pesce can be found at RCIN 850952.

Showing the head of a youth in profile to the right, with open mouth while looking up.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 18.5 x 15.5 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.74 A.XXXII.14

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.74, under no.29; fig.51 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)