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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child reading a book published 1803

Etching | 8.1 x 6.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851194

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An outline-etching reproducing a drawing by Raphael (c.1502-03) currently housed in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.152a). Trimmed along all edges. Published in Published in C.P. Landon, Vie et Œuvre complète de Raphaël Sanzio, 1803, plate no.228. A photograph of the original drawing at RCIN 851193.

The print shows the half-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child with her right hand, who sits on a parapet and reaches for the book held by His mother, with view of landscape beyond.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 8.1 x 6.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    7.5 x 5.7 cm (image)

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.90 C.VIII.2