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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 with the Infant Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.5 x 16.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850701

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.160). The drawing is thought to be a study for the so-called Madonna del Cardellino, a painting by Raphael (c.1506) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1890, no.1447). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850698.

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin holding in her right hand a book, the pages of which are being turned over by the Christ Child; with the Infant Baptist standing on the left.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 22.5 x 16.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.58 A.IX.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 161, no. 116r

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 219-222, no. 27