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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Adolphe Braun (1812-77)

The Virgin and Child [detail from the ‘The Madonna del Pesce’] 1860-1877

Carbon print | 48.9 x 38.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850953

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A photograph of the central portion of the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-14) now housed in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). On Arches watermarked paper. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876). For a photograph of the whole picture, see RCIN 850952

Showing the seated Virgin gazing down to the left while holding the Christ Child with his left arm resting on an open book and his left one stretched out.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

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

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • watermark: ARCHES
  • 48.9 x 38.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    47.0 x 36.8 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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.74 A.XXXII.7a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 117123, no. 54