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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

The Virgin and Child published 1858

Etching with tone plate | 19.2 x 11.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851151

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A print after a fresco previously ascribed to Giovanni Santi, but now generally attributed to Raphael. According to the lettering below the image, the fresco was then in Raphael's birth house in Urbino, where it continues to be housed today. Published in J.D. Passavant, Rafael Von Urbino Und Sein Vater Giovanni Santi, 1858, vol. 3, plate no. XIV.

Showing the three-quarter length Virgin, seated half-turned to the left, holding the asleep Christ Child on her lap, with a book resting on a stand at left.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Giovanni Santi (c. 1435-94) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 19.2 x 11.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    13.1 x 9.6 cm (image)


  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.86 B.XXVII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raffaello e Urbino 2009 : Raffaello e Urbino. La formazione giovanile e i rapporti con la città natale / a cura di Lorenza Mochi Onori, Milan, 2009. p.158, under no.27