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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study for a Christ Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 13.7 x 11.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850747

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A photograph of a silver point study executed by a 16th century Florentine artist now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.1327F).

The drawing has been connected with Raphael's so-called Madonna dei Garofani (or Madonna of the Pinks), a painting now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 6596). Compared to the painting, the figure of the Christ Child is here shown in reverse. See RCIN 850738 for a print reproducing the painting.

Showing the Christ Child sitting on a cushion on His mother’s lap, turned to the right and looking up at her; with his hands apparently in the act of grasping something held by His mother.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 13.7 x 11.2 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
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
            • Roses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.62 A.XV.9

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni di Figura II 2005: Disegni di figura ; v. 2, 2005 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) no. 1327F

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 210-213, no. 25