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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Holy Family c.1853-76

Albumen print | 13.2 x 10.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851207

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512-13) currently housed in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.499E).

The photograph shows the Virgin seating on the ground and looking down at the Christ child who turns over the pages of a book, with St Joseph behinf them at left.
  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 13.2 x 10.5 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.91 C.XV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.213, no.321

    Ferino Pagden 1984 : Ferino Pagden, S. , 1984, in Raffaello a Firenze. Dipinti e disegni delle collezioni fiorentine, Milan p.362, no.46

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) p.225, no.499E