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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 St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 24.1 x 19.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851098

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507) now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912738). The drawing connects with a sheet attributed to Raphael currently in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3949). The two drawings show similarity in composition with The Canigiani Holy Family, a painting by Raphael now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 476). It has been suggested that the two drawings may be either preparatory studies for a – lost or never executed - composition, or independent developments from The Canigiani Holy Family. A photograph of the Canigiani Holy Family can be found at RCIN 850756.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the standing Christ Child who leans backwards, with the crouched St Elizabeth supporting the Infant Christ on the left; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.1 x 19.1 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.82 A.XLV.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London no. 0790