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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies for a Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 25.6 x 20.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850705

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A photograph of a sheet featuring two pen and ink studies by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.159). Ruland (1876) connected the drawing with Raphael’s so-called Madonna del Cardellino, a painting (c.1506 now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1890, no.1447). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850698.

On the left, the Virgin is seated holding the Child on her lap and looking down at the Infant Baptist who stands beside her. At the top right is the seated Virgin holding a book in her right hand, the Child stands between her knees and a summarily indicated Infant Baptist is on the left.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 25.6 x 20.7 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.59 A.IX.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 160, no. 115r

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 219-222, no. 27