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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to Lo Spagna (c. 1450-1528)

The Virgin and Child with Saints Joseph, Sebastian and Roch c.1853-76

Albumen print | 13.1 x 13.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851188

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A photograph of a circular pen and ink drawing attributed to Giovanni Pietro, called Lo Spagna, currently housed in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.720). The drawing has been formerly attributed to Raphael.

The photograph shows the Virgin, three-quarter length seated, holding the Christ Child on her lap who sits on a cushion and reached for the book held by His mother; the Virgin and Child are flanked by St Sebastian at left and St Roch with his hands clasped in prayer at right, with the bearded St Joseph standing behind him and looking down at the Child.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Lo Spagna (c. 1450-1528) (artist)

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

    Saint Joseph
    Saint Sebastian
    Saint Roch
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 13.1 x 13.2 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.89 C.IV.1