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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Schäfer, J. : Hochstrasse 40, Frankfurt a/M

The Virgin and Child Enthroned with St Nicholas of Tolentino c.1853-76

Albumen print | 33.8 x 25.4 cm (mount) | RCIN 851186

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1502) currently housed in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (inv. no.376). The drawing may be a study for a never executed altarpiece.

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, seating on a throne and holding the blessing Christ Child on her lap, with St Nicholas of Tolentino standing at left; within an architectural setting, with landscape beyond.
  • Creator(s)

    Schäfer, J. : Hochstrasse 40, Frankfurt a/M (photographer)

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

    Saint Nicholas of Tolentino (1246-1306)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 33.8 x 25.4 cm (mount)

    20.3 x 14.0 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.89 C.III.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.142, no.37

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.88-90, no.3