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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work copying The Workshop of Raphael

The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant St John after 1853

Albumen print | 23.8 x 17.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851059

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A photograph of a painting formerly in the possession of Card. Mazarin, later in Dusseldorf (according to an annotation in the master copy of Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue kept in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle). Not included in Ruland (1876).

The painting is an old replica of the so-called Small Holy Family, a painting now in the Musée du Louvre (inv. no.605) generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael (probably Giulio Romano) after a design by the master (c.1518-19). A photograph of the Small Holy Family can be found at RCIN 851054.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child who stands on His cradle and reaches for the Infant Baptist, who is kneeling on St Elizabeth’s thighs and leans over towards the Child; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying The Workshop of Raphael (artist)

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.8 x 17.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.80 A.XXXIX.5a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 258-262, no. A11