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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 Holy Figures c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.8 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850960

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A photograph of a drawing now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.Pp,1.78) reproducing, in reverse and with differences, the composition of the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-4) currently in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850952.

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 right, and St Jerome with an open book and his lion on the left.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Archangel Raphael
    Saint Jerome (c. 347-420)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 22.8 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • 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.12

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London p.178

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 117-123, no. 54