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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 | 15.8 x 12.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851278

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.202). The composition was engraved in the same direction by an anonymous engraver associated with the school of Marcantonio Raimondi, with the addition of a curtain and a window. For an impression of the engraving, see RCIN 851277.

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, seated on a chair, in profile to the right, embracing the Young Christ who stands next to her with His left hand resting on His head.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.8 x 12.7 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.97 C.XLVI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.213, no.319