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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

Holy Family c.1860-76

Carbon print | 23.1 x 16.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850748

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing formerly attributed to Raphael, currently housed in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett (inv. no. KdZ 21517). In Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), the drawing was described as being then in the Royal Collection at Berlin.

Apart from a few details, the drawing corresponds with the composition of a painting now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. Pal. no. 247), formerly attributed to Raphael and Giulio Romano, and now thought to be by G.F. Penni.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 23.1 x 16.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    19.8 x 14.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
                  • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family: Joseph only
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.62 A.XV.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Henry/Joannides 2012 : Late Raphael, 2012. Edited by T. Henry and P. Joannides pp.220-1, no.55 (entry by Tom Henry)