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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work by the school of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Holy Family c.1853-76

Albumen print | 39.9 x 31.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850876

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A photograph of painting catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of the Grand Duchess Mary of Russia, Florence. The painting is a copy of Raphael's so-called Madonna di Loreto (c.1511), a painting now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.68; see RCIN 850869).

The composition is known from many painted versions. Ruland thought that the original painting by Raphael either had disappeared or was the one then in the possession of Sir Kennedy Laurie, Florence (now in the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, inv. no.AZ 139).

Showing the Virgin holding a veil over the sleeping Christ Child, with St Joseph standing on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the school of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 39.9 x 31.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.69 A.XXVI.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 89-97, no. 51