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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study of the Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Salted paper print | 24.9 x 18.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850903

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.IV 209r). The drawing is a preparatory study for the so-called Bridgewater Madonna (c.1507), a painting currently on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 065.46) from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. This drawing features studies for the Colonna Madonna on the verso: see RCIN 851213 for a photograph of the verso.

Showing the seated Virgin looking at the Infant Christ who leans across on her lap while turning His head back to meet her gaze.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.9 x 18.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.71 A.XXIX.9

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.177, no.181v