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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.1860-76

Carbon print | 18.9 x 14.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851222

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509-10) currently in the collection of the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.IV,205r).

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin seating on the ground and supporting the Christ Child who stands between her knees and reaches for the book held by her; with cherub heads on either side; against a landscape background.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 18.9 x 14.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.93 C.XXVI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.184, no.207v