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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Adolphe Braun (1812-77)

The Virgin and Child reading in a landscape ['The Conestabile Madonna'] c.1860-76

Carbon print | 31.1 x 43.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850645

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A photograph of the Conestabile Madonna by Raphael (c.1503-04) now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg (inv. no.GS 252), within a magnificent decorative frame; showing the half length figure of the Virgin, supporting the Christ Child with her left hand and holding a small book in her right.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

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

  • 31.1 x 43.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.54 A.III.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 141-144, no. 10