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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

The Virgin and Child with an open book c.1853-76

Albumen print | 15.8 x 11.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851220

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A photograph of a squared drawing formerly attributed to Raphael, currently thought to be a copy after a lost study by the master. The drawing is in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.719).

The photograph shows the half-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child with her left hand, who stands on a parapet while reading from a book held by His mother.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.8 x 11.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.92 C.XXIV.1