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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child c.1853-76

Albumen print | 18.6 x 12.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851251

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A photograph of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael but now generally considered as a copy after an original by the master. The photographed drawing is currently in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.268). Another drawing of this subject was catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence. See RCIN 851252.

The photograph shows the three-quarter length Virgin, her head turned to the left, supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who stands on her left knee and rests His hands on His mother's breast.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 18.6 x 12.9 cm (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.95 C.XXXVII.1