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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902)

The Virgin and Child in a landscape ['La Madone Sergardi'] c.1850-1860

Crayon-manner | 37.1 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851239

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) currently in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3859). Lettered with production details.

The Louvre 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). A photograph of the drawing can be found at RCIN 851237.

The print shows the full-length Virgin suckling the Christ Child, whom she holds on her lap; the Child sits on a cushion and clutches His mother's bodice with His left hand; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902) (engraver)

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

    Furne, Fils et : Paris (printer)

    Ferdinand Séré (active c. 1838-50) (designer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 37.1 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.7 x 18.4 cm (image)

    33.0 x 25.1 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    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) p.90, no.80