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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Adolphe Braun (1812-77)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Bridgewater Madonna’] 1860-1877

Carbon print | 46.2 x 32.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850895

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A photograph of the so-called Bridgewater Madonna, a painting by Raphael (c.1507) currently on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 065.46), from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. Ruland (1876) catalogued the painting as being then in the Bridgewater Gallery in London, property of the Earl of Ellesmere. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Showing the seated Virgin looking at the Infant Christ who lies across on her lap and turns His head back while grasping her veil; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 46.2 x 32.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • 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.70 A.XXIX.1b(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.69, no.27 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)