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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 27.9 x 29.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850856

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A photograph of a drawing closely resembling the composition of Raphael’s so-called Alba Madonna (c.1509-11), a painting now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (inv. no.1937.1.24). Ruland (1876) believed the drawing to be the original cartoon by Raphael for the ‘Alba Madonna’ and catalogued it as being then in the Sacristy of the church of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome. See RCIN 850853.a for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the Virgin seating on the ground and holding the Christ Child on her right leg, who reaches for the cross-staff held by the Infant Baptist who kneels down on the left.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 27.9 x 29.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    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.68 A.XXV.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 82-88, no. 50