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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study for a Virgin and Child c.1860-76

Carbon print | 13.8 x 10.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850849

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A photograph of a study by Raphael (c.1509-11) now in the British Museum (inv. no.1866,0714.79). The drawing – which Ruland (1876) associated with Raphael’s Mackintosh Madonna now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 2069) – cannot be distinctively related to any known painting by the master.

Showing the heads of the Virgin and Child, with the Virgin looking downwards and the Child turning His head to the right.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 13.8 x 10.7 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.68 A.XXIV.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London pp. 20-21, no. 24

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 202, no. 275