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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Adolphe Braun (1812-77)

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna of the Blue Diadem’] c.1860-76

Carbon print | 46.0 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850887

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A photograph of the so-called Madonna of the Blue Diadem, a painting generally attributed to Raphael’s workshop (possibly G.F. Penni or Giulio Romano) housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.603). The painting has long been attributed to Raphael, an opinion also shared by Ruland (1876).

Showing the Virgin lifting a veil over the sleeping Christ Child with the Infant Baptist kneeling down in adoration on the right; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 46.0 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Diadems
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.70 A.XXVIII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 251-254, no. A9