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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies of Christ and the Infant Baptist c.1860-76

Carbon print | 14.3 x 13.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851078

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (inv. no.2231). The drawing was executed in preparation for the so-called Madonna dell’Impannata, a painting generally attributed to Raphael's workshop after a design by the master (c.1513-16) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.94). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 851074.

Showing the seated Christ Child stretching His right arm to the right while looking up to the left, with the Infant Baptist seating on the left pointing at Him.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 14.3 x 13.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

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

    Ruland p.81 A.XLI.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 214, no. 326

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 144-149, no. 58