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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth c.1853-76

Salted paper print | 35.1 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850919

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A photograph of a cartoon fragment catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of William Russell, Esq and now in the British Museum, London (inv. no. 1926,0412.1).

The fragment corresponds to a portion of the so-called Madonna del Divino Amore (c.1516), a painting currently attributed to Raphael’s workshop and now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.146).

The photographed cartoon fragment shows the seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap, with St Elizabeth at her side.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 35.1 x 28.9 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.72 A.XXX.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London pp. 40-41, no. 51

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 247-251, no. A8