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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 pomegranate c.1860-76

Carbon print | 40.3 x 29.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851201

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1504) currently housed in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.IV,4879). The drawing may be a cartoon for a probably never executed painting.

The photograph shows the half-length Virgin resting her left hand on an open book and presenting the naked Christ Child with a pomegranate which she holds in her right; set against a landscape background.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 40.3 x 29.1 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Pomegranates
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.91 C.XII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.149, no.68