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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.1853-76

Albumen print | 15.7 x 9.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851260

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) currently in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.501E). Ruland (1876) listed the drawing as being in the collection of Archduke Albert at Vienna. This may have been an inaccuracy.

The photograph shows the half-length seated Virgin, holding the Christ Child on her lap, who clutches His mother's bodice while turning His head away from her towards the beholder.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.7 x 9.0 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.XLII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.173, no.163

    Ferino Pagden 1984 : Ferino Pagden, S. , 1984, in Raffaello a Firenze. Dipinti e disegni delle collezioni fiorentine, Milan pp.353-5, no.42

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) p.225, no.501E