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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Holy Family with the Infant Baptist and four Saints c.1853-76

Albumen print | 14.1 x 26.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851308

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A photograph of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the collection of the late Major Kühlen, Rome. The drawing can presumably be identified with the one appeared on the market in 1991 (Lempertz, Köln; 12 December 1991, lot 483).

The principal group of the composition resembles a drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv no.WA1940.68) attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni and thought to be a preliminary study for a painted tondo generally ascribed to Penni himself currently housed in the Museo della Badia di Cava dei Tirreni, Salerno.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After a work copying Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 14.1 x 26.8 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Saints (Christianity)
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.99 D.III.1