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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints before 1889

Carbon print | 9.5 x 7.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850838

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A photograph of a drawing formerly in the possession of Mr. S. Larpent of Christiania (Oslo), who presented this photograph to the Royal Library in 1889. Not listed in Ruland (1876).

The drawing reproduces the composition of Raphael’s so-called Madonna del Baldacchino (c.1507-08), a painting now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.1912, no.165; see RCIN 850829 for a photograph of it).

Showing the Virgin and Child seated on a throne surmounted by a canopy, the drapes of which are held back by two flying angels; flanked by Saints Peter and Bruno on the left, and Saints Augustine and James on the right, with two angels in front of the throne.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Peter
    Saint Bruno
    Saint Paul
    Saint James
  • 9.5 x 7.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Presented to the Royal Library by Mr. S. Larpent of Christiania (Oslo) in 1889; added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Baldacchinos
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.67 A.XXIII.10(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 276-281, no. 40