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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Virgin suckling the Christ Child after 1853

Albumen print | 21.4 x 13.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851234

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1507-08) now in the Musée Bonnat, Bayonne (inv. no.1715). Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876). According to an undated annotation in the master copy of Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue kept in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the drawing was then in the collection of Com. C. Guasti, Florence.

The photograph shows the full-length seated Virgin breast-feeding the Christ Child, who she holds on her lap.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.4 x 13.8 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.93 C.XXX.3a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.173, no.165r