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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child c.1860-76

Carbon print | 20.7 x 18.6 cm (image) | RCIN 850659

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A photograph of a black chalk over stylus drawing by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Uffizi (inv. no.505E). The drawing is Commonly accepted as a preparatory study for the Madonna del Granduca by Raphael (c.1505; Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, inv. no.1912, no.178). See RCIN 850653 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the half length standing figure of the Virgin looking down to the left, holding the Christ Child with her left hand and supporting his left foot with her right; the figures are set within different geometric-shaped frames.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 20.7 x 18.6 cm (image)

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

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

    Ruland p.55 A.IV.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) no. 505E

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.158, no.105

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 p.92, under no.4, fig.49

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 206-210, no. 24