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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.1853-76

Albumen print | 8.1 x 7.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850725

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A photograph of a pen and ink sketch now in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.726a).

Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Raphael and connected it with the so-called Tempi Madonna (1507-08), a painting now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 796). The drawing is now thought to be a copy possibly after a lost study by Raphael. Its authorship is a matter of debate, with attributions ranging from Perino del Vaga (Sonnenburg 1983) to Cambiaso or Bandinelli (Jaffé 1994). See Bibliographic References for further discussion and RCIN 850719 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the half-length standing Virgin cheek-to-cheek with the Christ Child, held with both hands and turned toward the viewer.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    After a work attributed to Luca Cambiaso (1527-85) (artist)

    After a work attributed to Baccio Bandinelli (1493-1560) (artist)

  • 8.1 x 7.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • 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.60 A.XI.6