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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 | 15.8 x 12.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851268

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A photograph of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.1895-9-15-623). In his Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), Ruland listed the drawing as in the collection of J. Malcolm, Esq.

The drawing is a copy after a study by Raphael, featured on the verso of a sheet now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.162v). The British Museum houses another copy of the drawing (inv. no.1900-8-24-115); other copies are in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (RCIN 912741) and in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3857).

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, seated to the left, holding the Christ Child on her lap and supporting Him with both hands. The Child looks down at the Infant Baptist who sits on the ground at right and is seen from behind.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.8 x 12.3 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.96 C.XLIV.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and J.A.Gere, Raphael and His Circle (1962), p.36, no.42