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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies of the Virgin and Child c.1860-76

Carbon print | 23.6 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850896

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A photograph of a study sheet by Raphael now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.496 E v). The drawing features several studies for Virgin and Child compositions. Ruland (1876) connected this sheet with Raphael’s so-called Bridgewater Madonna (c.1507), a painting then in the collection of the Earl of Ellesmere, London, and currently on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 065.46), from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. See RCIN 850895 for a photograph of this painting.

This drawing is on the verso of a sheet depicting various figure studies: see RCIN 851688 for a photograph of it.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.6 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.70 A.XXIX.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) no. 496 E v

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 183, no. 202v

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.69, no.27 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)