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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 Saints Sebastian and Roch c.1853-76

28.9 x 22.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851189

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1501-02) currently housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.1395). The drawing may be a study for a lost or never executed altarpiece by Raphael. Ruland (1876) listed the drawing as being then in the collection of M. Timbal, Paris.

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, seated on a throne, holding a book with her right hand and with the Christ Child on her lap, who looks up at the book with his hands clasped in prayer; the Virgin and Child are flanked by st Sebastian at left and St Roch at right.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Sebastian
    Saint Roch
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 28.9 x 22.7 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.89 C.V.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.138, no.20r

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) pp.29-32, no.22r

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 p.86, under no.2, fig.47