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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Schäfer, J. : Hochstrasse 40, Frankfurt a/M

The Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.7 x 15.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851183

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing by Raphael now in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (inv. no.377).

The photograph shows the full-length seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap, who looks at the beholder while blessing with His right hand.
  • Creator(s)

    Schäfer, J. : Hochstrasse 40, Frankfurt a/M (photographer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 22.7 x 15.3 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.89 C.I.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.138, no.19

    Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983 : Raffaello. I disegni 1983 : I disegni. (Catalogo dei Disegni a cura di Oberhuber, Ferino Pagden, Huber), Florence 1983 p.582, no.18

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.82-4, no.1