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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Sketches for the Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist, and a sketch of a castle c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.7 x 22.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851191

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1499) currently housed in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA 1846.145 verso).

The photograph shows several sketches of the Virgin with the Child and St John, and a sketch of a castle on the right. This drawing features a depiction of God the Father and an archer on the recto (see RCIN 854263).
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.7 x 22.2 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.90 C.VII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.136, no.11v