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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

Study of the figure of St Joseph c.1860-76

Carbon print | 23.1 x 13.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850921

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A photograph of a drawing attributed to G.F. Penni now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.235). The drawing is related to the figure of St Joseph in the so-called Madonna del Divino Amore (c.1516), a painting currently attributed to Raphael’s workshop and now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.146, see RCIN 850910). Showing a full-length standing male figure, in profile to the right, wrapped in a cloak. Ruland believed the drawing to be by Raphael.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

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

    Saint Joseph
  • 23.1 x 13.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.72 A.XXX.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Oberhuber/Gnann 1999 : Roma e lo stile classico di Raffaello, 1515-1527 / a cura di Konrad Oberhuber ; catalogo di Achim Gnann, 1999 p.144, no.84

    Henry/Joannides 2012 : Late Raphael, 2012. Edited by T. Henry and P. Joannides under no.46; fig.89

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 247-251, no. A8