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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 c.1853-76

Albumen print | 32.6 x 23.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850799

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv.no.RF 1066). Ruland (1876) catalogued the drawing as being then in the possession of M. Timbal. The drawing is a preparatory study for Raphael's so-called La Belle Jardinière (1508) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.602; see RCIN 850797 for a photograph of it).

Showing the seated Virgin looking at the Infant Baptist who holds a lamb and kneels down before the Christ Child, who is being supported by His mother.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 32.6 x 23.2 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.65 A.XIX.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.104-06, no.8

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 162, no. 120

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 157-263, no. 35