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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 Garvagh Madonna’] 1860-1877

Carbon print | 53.3 x 44.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850881

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A photograph of the so-called Garvagh Madonna (also known as Aldobrandini Madonna), a painting by Raphael (c.1509-10) now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 744). Laid down on Van Gelder watermarked paper. Not listed in Ruland (1876).

Showing the seated figure of the Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap, who reaches for the carnation presented by the Infant Baptist who stands on the right; in an interior with view on landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • watermark: N GELDER, with coat of arms
  • 53.3 x 44.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.4 x 31.0 cm (image)

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.69 A.XXVII.3a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 73-76, no. 48