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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints; God the Father Blessing between Angels [‘The Colonna Altarpiece’, main panel and lunette] after 1853

Albumen print | 34.6 x 23.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850667

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A photograph of the central panel and lunette of the Colonna Altarpiece, painted by Raphael (c.1504-05) for the Nunnery of Sant’Antonio da Padua, Perugia. The central panel represents the enthroned Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist, between Saints Paul and Catherine on the left, and Saint Peter and a haloed female martyr on the right. The lunette depicts God the Father flanked by two angels, blessing and holding a globe in his left hand. According to Ruland (1876), the central panel and lunette belonged to the Neapolitan Royal Family but were removed from the Palace in 1860 and deposited in the National Gallery, London. They are currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no.16.30ab). Photograph not listed in Ruland (1876).
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Peter
    Saint Catherine
    Saint Paul
  • 34.6 x 23.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
          • God (Christianity)
            • God the Father
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.56 A.VI.1a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 172-185, no. 17