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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 | 17.2 x 23.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850711

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Two jointed photographs reproducing the recto of a study sheet by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.IV,207 r). The sheet is connected with Raphael's so-called Madonna of the Meadow (1505-1506), a painting now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no.GG175), in preparation of which it is thought to have been executed. See RCIN 850706 for a print reproducing the painting.

Showing numerous compositional sketches for a group of the Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 17.2 x 23.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    15.9 x 23.1 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.X.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 159, no. 110r

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 214-219, no. 26