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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 with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 21.5 x 14.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850920

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Biblioteca Reale, Turin (inv. no.15754). Bertini (1958) attributed the drawing to Mariotto Albertinelli. The sheet connects in composition with the so-called Madonna del Divino Amore (c.1516), a painting currently attributed to Raphael’s workshop now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.146, see RCIN 850910).

Showing the seated Virgin holding the blessing Christ Child on her legs, with St Elizabeth at her side and the Young St John the Baptist kneeling down on the left; St Joseph stands in the background to the left.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.5 x 14.8 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.72 A.XXX.9

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Bertini 1958 : Bertini, A. I disegni italiani della Biblioteca reale di Torino : catalogo, 1958 p.16, no.30

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 247-251, no. A8