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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Thomas Fairland (c. 1804-1852)

The Virgin and Child 1843

Lithograph | 77.3 x 58.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850846

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A lithographic facsimile of a cartoon by Raphael (c.1509-11) now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.1894,0721.1), executed for the so-called Mackintosh Madonna, a painting now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 2069). In Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), the cartoon was described as being then in the possession of Col. Sterling (of Glentyan).

Showing the half-length seated figure of the Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands, who stands on a parapet while putting His arm around His mother’s neck and looking to the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Fairland (c. 1804-1852) (lithographer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 77.3 x 58.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    73.0 x 54.0 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Drawings
          • Cartoons
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.68 A.XXIV.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London pp. 22-23, no. 26

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 202, no. 277

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 77-81, no. 49