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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies for the Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.3 x 31.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851216

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) currently in the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (inv. no.310). Ruland (1876) catalogued the drawing as being then in the collection of M. His de la Salle, Paris.

The photograph shows several sketches of a Virgin and Child composition. This drawing is on the verso of depictions of the Virgin's drapery and a male head: see RCIN 854447 for a photograph of the recto.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 22.3 x 31.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.92 C.XXI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.176, no.179v

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.111-13, no.10