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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Ann Mary Newton (1832-66)

The Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 15.6 (diameter) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851136

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A photograph of a watercolour reproducing a circular fresco in the Royal Collection, ascribed to Raphael in early references, but now generally attributed to Annibale Carracci (RCIN 408640). The fresco is at Kensington Palace.

The composition is known through copies and prints, including a reversed mezzotint by John Bowles (see RCIN 851135).
  • Creator(s)

    After Ann Mary Newton (1832-66) (artist)

    After a work attributed to Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-Rome 1609) (artist)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.6 (diameter) (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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.85 B.XIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Shaw 1967 : Shaw, JB, 1967. Paintings by Old Masters at Christ Church, Oxford p.131, no.260

    JS : Shearman, J., 1972. The Early Italian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Cambridge pp.73-4, no.68