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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin kneeling before the cradle c.1860-76

Carbon print | 11.3 x 9.5 cm (mount) | RCIN 851208

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512-13) currently housed in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.500E).

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, almost in profile to left, kneeling before the cradle of Christ; a separate study of the draped legs of the Virgin at right.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 11.3 x 9.5 cm (mount)

    8.4 x 7.4 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.91 C.XVI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.213, no.322

    Ferino Pagden 1984 : Ferino Pagden, S. , 1984, in Raffaello a Firenze. Dipinti e disegni delle collezioni fiorentine, Milan p.364, no.48

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) p.255, no.500E