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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin reading with the Child after 1860

Carbon print, on coloured paper | 17.3 x 12.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851283

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1512) currently in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.728). Not included in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876). The drawing was reproduced in an engraving by Marco Dente da Ravenna, an impression of which can be found at RCIN 851281.

The photograph shows the full-length Virgin, seated on a chair, in profile to the right, holding a book and supporting the Young Christ who stands by her side and looks at the beholder; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: 102 Chats / Pf13.XLVII 2a [back, lower centre, in pencil]
  • 17.3 x 12.9 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
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.97 C.XLVII.2a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.213, no.320