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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Bisson Fréres (1841-64)

The Virgin and Child [detail from 'The Sistine Madonna'] c.1853-76

Albumen print | 65.4 x 50.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851069

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A photograph of a drawn copy reproducing the figures of the Virgin and Child from the so-called Sistine Madonna, a painting by Raphael now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden (inv. no.93). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 851062.
  • Creator(s)

    Bisson Fréres (1841-64) (photographer)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 65.4 x 50.5 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.80 A.XL.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 107-116, no. 53