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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Santarelli

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist c.1800-1876

Lithograph | 29.4 x 19.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850805

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A lithographic facsimile of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael which, according to the lettering on the sheet, was then in the collection of O. Gigli. The drawing closely resembles a study by Raphael now in the Louvre (inv. no.RF 1066; see RCIN 850799 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)

    Santarelli (lithographer)

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

  • 29.4 x 19.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    26.0 x 18.2 cm (image)

  • Added to 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.65 A.XIX.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

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