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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 published 1841

Lithograph | 34.4 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850702

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A lithographic facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1506) 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. Published in ‘Lawrence Gallery (plate no.6) ,a publication of thirty facsimiles of drawings by Raphael from the Lawrence Gallery (collection of Sir Thomas Lawrence) announced by Mr Woodburn in 1838 in the Literary Gazette.

The drawing is thought to be a study for the so-called ‘Madonna del Cardellino’, a painting by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1980, 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)

    S. & A. Woodburn : London (publisher)

  • 34.4 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    21.0 x 16.7 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

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

    Ruland p.58 A.IX.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

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