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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Fratelli Alinari [Florence]

The Virgin and Child ['The Madonna del Granduca'] c.1853-76

Albumen print | 50.3 x 37.8 cm (image) | RCIN 850653

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A photograph of the Madonna del Granduca by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. no.1912, no.178).

Showing the half length standing figure of the Virgin gazing downwards, and holding the Christ Child with both hands, against a dark background; within a decorative frame.
  • Creator(s)

    Fratelli Alinari [Florence] (photographer)

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

  • 50.3 x 37.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

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

    Ruland p.55 A.IV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 206-210, no. 24