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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child published 1803

Etching | 8.6 x 6.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851258

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An outline-etching after a drawing by Raphael (c.1509-11) currently in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.455). Trimmed along all edges. Published in C.P. Landon, Vie et Œuvre complète de Raphaël Sanzio, 1803, plate 228. A photograph of the original drawing can be found at RCIN 851257.

The drawing has been associated with a number of Virgin and Child compositions painted by Raphael between 1507 and 1512, including the so-called Garvagh Madonna (see RCIN 850880).

The photograph shows the three-quarter length Virgin, seated, holding the Christ Child on her lap, who reaches for His mother's veil with His left hand while looking up at her.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 8.6 x 6.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    7.6 x 5.6 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.95 C.XL.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.200, no.269v

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris p.189, no.539v