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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 the Infant Baptist and St Elizabeth c.1853-76

Albumen print | 27.7 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850771

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A photograph of an oval drawing now in the British Museum (inv. no.1895-9-15-615).

Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Raphael and catalogued it as being then in the collection of J. Malcolm, Esq. Although different in a few details, the drawing corresponds to Raphael’s so-called Canigiani Holy Family (c.1506-07; see RCIN 850756 for a photograph of it) and has been regarded as a copy after a lost preparatory drawing.

Showing the Virgin supporting the Christ Child on her knees, who leans forward to the Infant Baptist resting on St Elizabeth’s lap, with St Joseph standing behind them and supporting himself with a stick; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
  • 27.7 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • 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: More than one other figure
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.63 A.XVI.20

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London pp. 35-36, no. 40

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 227-232, no. 30