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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Head of the Virgin Mary c.1853-76

Salted paper print | 21.3 x 18.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851043

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin. The drawing is probably copied from the figure of the Virgin in the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). A photograph of the Holy Family of Francis I can be found in the Raphael Collection (RCIN 851028).

Showing the head and neck of a woman, with her head wrapped with a cloth, looking down to the left.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After a work copying The Workshop of Raphael (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.3 x 18.4 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.79 A.XXXVIII.14

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 170-177, no. 62