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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Adolphe Braun (1812-77)

Holy Family with the Lamb 1860-1877

Carbon print | 25.4 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850778

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A photograph of Raphael's Holy Family with the Lamb (1507) now in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.P 296). Showing the Christ Child astride the lamb, supported by the Virgin Mary, with St Joseph standing on the right. This photograph is pasted on watermarked paper. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Due to the existence of other painted versions of this composition, the authorship of this painting has been debated. See Bibliographic References for further discussions.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • watermark: AB [?]
  • 25.4 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
            • Lambs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.64 A.XVII.1a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raffaello e Urbino 2009 : Raffaello e Urbino. La formazione giovanile e i rapporti con la città natale / a cura di Lorenza Mochi Onori, Milan, 2009. pp. 188-189, no. (entry written by Gabriele Barucca)