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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902)

Studies for a figure of the Christ Child c.1858

Crayon-manner engraving, printed in grey, on pink tinted paper | 26.8 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850874

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A facsimile of a sheet by Raphael (c.1509-11) formerly in the Musée Wicar, Lille, and now in Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.438; see RCIN 850872 for a photograph of this drawing). Lettered with production details. Published in Choix de dessins de Raphael qui font partie de la collection Wicar à Lille, Paris 1858, pl. VI.

The sheet features preparatory studies for the figure of the Christ Child in the so-called Madonna di Loreto, a painting by Raphael (c.1511) now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.68).
  • Creator(s)

    Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902) (engraver)

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

  • 26.8 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    18.4 x 13.6 cm (image)

    25.0 x 18.0 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.69 A.XXVI.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris p. 190, no. 541

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 201, no. 272

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 89-97, no. 51