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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

The Virgin and Child with Holy Figures c.1860-76

Carbon print | 25.7 x 20.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850957

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A photograph of a drawing attributed to Raphael now in the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh (inv. no.D5342), related to the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop currently in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). For a photograph of the painting, see RCIN 850952. Another photograph of the drawing can be found at RCIN 850958.

The drawing – which Ruland (1876) listed as being then in the collection of the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar – closely resembles an engraving attributed to Marco Dente, for which it is generally believed to have served as model. For an impression of Marco Dente's engraving, see RCIN 850955.

Showing the enthroned Virgin holding the Christ Child with both hands, with the Archangel Raphael presenting the young Tobias who kneels down while holding a fish on the left, and St Jerome with an open book and his lion on the right.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    Archangel Raphael
    Saint Jerome (c. 347-420)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 25.7 x 20.9 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.74 A.XXXII.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 pp.78-80, no.31 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 117123, no. 54