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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 the Infant Baptist [‘Madonna del Cardellino’] c.1853-76

Albumen print | 11.8 x 8.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850698

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A photograph of the so-called Madonna del Cardellino, a painting by Raphael (c.1506) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1890, no.1447).

Showing the Virgin seated on a rock, holding an open book in her left hand and looking at the Infant Baptist who is holding out a goldfinch to the Christ Child standing between’s Mary’s legs.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 11.8 x 8.7 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Passeres
              • Finches
                • Goldfinches
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.58 A.IX.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 219-222, no. 27