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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Holy Family [‘Madonna with Beardless St Joseph’] c.1860-76

Carbon print | 51.3 x 40.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850735

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A photograph of the so-called Madonna with Beardless St Joseph, a painting by Raphael (c.1506-07) now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg (inv. no.GS 91).

Showing the seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap and looking at the beardless St Joseph who stands on the left with his hands resting on a stick; in an architectural interior with a view on a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Joseph
  • 51.3 x 40.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    45.2 x 35.3 cm (image)

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

  • 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 with Saints-Holy Family: Joseph only
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.61 A.XIV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 225-227, no. 29