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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Joseph Cundall (1819-95)

The Virgin and Child with Flowers 1859

Albumen print | 25.1 x 19.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851111

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A photograph of a painting catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester, Holkham. The composition has been formerly ascribed to Raphael. It is known in numerous versions.

Showing the seated Virgin holding a half-open book in her left hand and presenting the Christ Child with flowers, who stands on one foot on a table and looks up at her; in an interior.

Details of the photography of works at Holkham Hall for the Prince Consort are in the Raphael Collection correspondence (RA VIC/ADDA10/85/50; RA VIC/ADDA10/85/72; 50; RA VIC/ADDA10/85/76; 50; RA VIC/ADDA10/85/86 and RA VIC/ADDA10/85/143).
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Cundall (1819-95) (photographer)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 25.1 x 19.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1859)

  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.83 A.XLVII.1