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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child with a Goldfinch ['The Solly Madonna'] c.1860-76

Carbon print | 18.5 x 13.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850635

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A photograph of the Solly Madonna by Raphael (c.1501-02) now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin (inv. no.141).

The photograph shows the Virgin holding a book in her right hand and supporting with her left the Christ Child who is seated on her lap looking up at the book and holding a goldfinch
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 18.5 x 13.6 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.54 A.I.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 112-115, no. 4