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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies for the 'Norton Simon Madonna' c.1853-76

Albumen print | 24.5 x 17.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851197

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1502-03) formerly in the Wicar Museum, Lille, and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.442). The studies are preparatory for the figure of the Virgin in the so-called Norton Simon Madonna, a painting by Raphael now in the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena (inv. no.M.1972.2.P).

The photograph shows the seated figure of a model, holding an open book in his left hand and looking down to the left; another study of tha hand holding the book at bottom centre.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 24.5 x 17.8 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.90 C.VIII.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.141, no.34r

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp.144-50, under no.11