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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Joseph Albert (1825-86)

The Virgin and Child [‘The Tempi Madonna’] c.1853-76

Albumen print | 62.7 x 47.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850719

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A photograph of the so-called Tempi Madonna, a painting executed by Raphael for the Tempi family (1507-08) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 796). As lettered on the sheet, the painting was then in the possession of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and was housed in the Munich Pinakothek.

Showing the half length standing Virgin holding the Christ Child, at whom she looks dearly while inclining her head and pressing her cheek to His; in a landscape.

  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Albert (1825-86) (photographer)

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

    Piloty & Loehle : Munich (publisher)

  • 62.7 x 47.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    34.6 x 23.5 cm (image)

    61.2 x 45.3 cm (platemark)


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

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

    Ruland p.60 A.XI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 266-268, no. 37