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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work copying Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546)

Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 10.3 x 9.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851017

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A photograph of a drawing catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the collection of Cav. Amici, Florence. The drawing is a copy of the so-called La Perla, a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.301) generally attributed to Giulio Romano (c.1518-19) possibly after a design by Raphael. A photograph of La Perla can be found at RCIN 851004.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child and resting her left hand on the shoulder of St Anne, with the Young John the Baptist approaching the group on the left offering fruit, and St Joseph partially hidden in the middle left foreground; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 10.3 x 9.5 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
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.77 A.XXXVII.17

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 183-189, no. 64