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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

The Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 28.0 x 20.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850695

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A photograph of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.1775 E).

The drawing, which corresponds largely to Raphael's so-called Small Cowper Madonna (although in reverse), was formerly thought to be the preparatory cartoon for the painting. It is now generally regarded as a copy. A photograph of the painting is at RCIN 850693.

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin supporting with her right hand the Christ Child who is standing on her lap throwing his arms round her neck.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 28.0 x 20.9 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.58 A.VIII.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti II 1987 : Disegni esposti, vol. 2, 1987 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) no. 1775E

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 203-206, no. 23