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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child ['The Santa Chiara Madonna'] after 1860

Carbon print | 41.8 x 32.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851153

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A photograph of a painting, the composition of which is known as the Santa Chiara Madonna. The design - possibly derived from an original by Pinturicchio - is known in several existing versions. The photographed painting was formerly believed to be by Raphael, and was later ascribed by Passavant to Andrea di Aloigi, called l'Ingegno. The painting was once in the Convent of Santa Chiara in Urbino, and passed subsequently into the possession of Mr Hooker, an American banker active in Rome. The painting is said to have been purchased in Rome and placed in the Fogg Museum in 1900. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Showing the half-length standing Virgin, with her eyes cast down, holding the blessing Christ Child in her arms; against a landscape background, with rays radiating from the Virgin and Child.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Ingegno (1480-1521) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 41.8 x 32.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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.86 B.XXVIIA.1(add)