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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 Holy Figures c.1860-76

Carbon print | 26.6 x 26.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850961

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no. 524E). The drawing is a compositional study for the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop (c.1513-4) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). A photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850952.

Showing an enthroned seated figure in the act of holding a child with both hands, with the Archangel Raphael presenting the young Tobias who kneels down on the left, and St Jerome with an open book and his lion on the right.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Archangel Raphael
    Saint Jerome (c. 347-420)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 26.6 x 26.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • 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.13

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.76, no.30 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) pp. 234-235, no. 524E

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 221, no. 351

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