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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child in a landscape ['La Madone Sergardi'] c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.8 x 17.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851237

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) currently in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3859). The drawing, known as La Madone Sergardi, may be a study for a now lost painting by Raphael, known through painted replicas including one in the Galleria Borghese, Rome (Della Pergola 1959, no.73 repr).

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin suckling the Christ Child, whom she holds on her lap; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.8 x 17.9 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.94 C.XXXIII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.174, no.167

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) pp.90-91, no.80