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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 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850715

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A photograph of a study sheet by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.723A).

Ruland (1876) connected the photographed sheet 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 now commonly thought to have been executed. See RCIN 850706 for a print reproducing the painting.

This drawing features a study after Michelangelo's Tondo Doni on the verso: see RCIN 850901 for a photograph of the verso.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 25.6 x 19.8 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.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.94-6, no.5

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 159, no. 111r

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