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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902)

Study for the Holy Family with the Infant Baptist and St Elizabeth c.1850-1876

Crayon-manner, printed in sepia | 46.9 x 37.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850770

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A facsimile engraving of a drawing now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.51(43)). With the engraver's stamp in lower left corner (Lugt 2791). Lettered with production details. See RCIN 850769 for a photograph of the drawing.

The drawing has been generally considered as a copy after a lost original drawing by Raphael related to his so-called Canigiani Holy Family (c.1506-07; see RCIN 850756 for a photograph of it). Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Raphael and described it as being then in the collection of the Duke of Aumale.

Showing the Virgin supporting the Christ Child on her knees, who leans forward to the Infant Baptist resting on St Elizabeth’s lap; a study for the figure of St Joseph in the upper part.
  • Creator(s)

    Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902) (engraver)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Drouart : 11 Rue de Fouarre, Paris (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
  • 46.9 x 37.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    32.9 x 25.2 cm (image)

    38.7 x 28.7 cm (platemark)

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
                  • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family: More than one other figure
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.63 A.XVI.19

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Peronnet 1997 : Peronnet, B, 1997. Dessins italiens du Musee Conde a Chantilly II. Raphael et son cercle, Paris pp. 67-70, no. 12

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 227-232, no. 30