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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to Berto di Giovanni (d. 1529)

The Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate c.1850

Lithography | 17.7 x 11.5 cm (image) | RCIN 850647

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A lithographic facsimile of a pen and ink drawing formerly attributed to Raphael which Ruland (1876) catalogued as being then in the possession of the late Don J. Madrazo, Madrid. Lettered with production details and title.

The drawing is almost identical to Raphael’s underdrawing of the Conestabile Madonna (c.1503-04; Hermitage, inv. no.GS 252) and could therefore be considered as a copy after Raphael’s original design or cartoon for the painting. See RCIN 850645 for a photograph of the Hermitage painting.

Showing the half length standing figure of the Virgin, supporting the Christ Child with her left hand and holding a pomegranate in her right.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Berto di Giovanni (d. 1529) (artist)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

  • 17.7 x 11.5 cm (image)

    25.9 x 19.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Pomegranates
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.54 A.III.4