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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 the Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and St Elizabeth c.1860-76

Carbon print | 26.5 x 23.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850766

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A photograph of a drawing currently attributed to the so-called ‘Calligraphic Forger’ now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.17576).

Ruland (1876) described the drawing as a study by Raphael for his so-called Canigiani Holy Family (c.1507-08; see RCIN 850756 for a photograph of the painting). It is now generally thought that the drawing is based on a sheet in the Musée Chantilly (see RCIN 850769 for a photograph of it), lacking the figure of St Joseph. See Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Anne
  • 26.5 x 23.2 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
              • 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.15

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and J.A.Gere, Raphael and His Circle (1962); pp.48-50

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