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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517)

The Head of a Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 21.7 x 18.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850772

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth (inv.no.708) where it is attributed to Bartolomeo della Porta. Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Raphael and considered it as a study from life for the head of the Christ Child in the so-called Canigiani Holy Family, a painting by Raphael now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 476; see RCIN 850756 for a photograph of it).
  • Creator(s)

    After Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517) (draughtsman)

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

  • 21.7 x 18.3 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.63 A.XVI.21