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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 | 20.4 x 18.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850774

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan (inv. no.20).

The drawing is similar in composition to an engraving by Giulio Bonasone, thought to be based upon a design by Raphael for his so-called Canigiani Holy Family, a painting now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 476; see RCIN 850756 for a photograph of it). An impression of Bonasone's engraving can be found at RCIN 850758.

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; with angels in the upper part.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Saint Anne
  • 20.4 x 18.4 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
                  • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family: More than one other figure
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.63 A.XVI.23