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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Albert Moitessier (1833-89)

The Virgin and Child c.1860

Albumen print | 10.8 x 9.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850724

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A photograph of a fragment of a preparatory cartoon now in the Musée Fabre, Montpellier (inv. no.3186), executed by Raphael (1507-08) for his so-called Tempi Madonna (1507-08) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 796). The composition corresponds to the painting, with only minor alterations. The photographed drawing has been cut to an oval. See RCIN 850719 for a photograph of the painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Albert Moitessier (1833-89) (photographer)

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

  • 10.8 x 9.4 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • 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.60 A.XI.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 177, no. 182

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 266-268, no. 37