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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

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

The Virgin and Sleeping Child with the Infant Baptist and St Elizabeth after 1853

Albumen print | 29.8 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850793

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A photograph of a painting formerly in the Museum at Verona (according to an annotation written in the master copy of Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue kept in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle). Not listed in Ruland (1876).

The painting is a variation after the so-called Madonna del Velo, a composition thought to have been designed by Raphael around 1510-12 and eventually executed by his workshop (currently untraced; see Bibliographic References).

Showing the Christ Child sleeping on the left; the Virgin looks at Him while lifting the veil over His head with her right hand and supporting the Infant Baptist with her left, who points at the Child; St Elizabeth is on the right.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
  • 29.8 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.64 A.XVIII.9(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 278-279, no. A17