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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 [‘La Belle Jardinière’] after 1860

Carbon print | 78.6 x 53.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850797

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A photograph of the so-called La Belle Jardinière, a painting by Raphael (1508) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.602). Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).

Showing the seated Virgin looking at the standing Child while supporting Him, with the Infant St John the Baptist kneeling down at her side holding a cross staff.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 78.6 x 53.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.65 A.XIX.2a(add)

    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