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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Claude-Marie-François Dien (1787-1865)

Two studies of the Virgin and Child 1853

Crayon-manner engraving, printed in brown, with tone plate | 28.4 x 33.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850899

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1505) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3856 v). Lettered with production details. With the blind stamp of the Chalcographie du Louvre at lower centre (not in Lugt, but variant of Lugt 1695). Photographs of this drawing can be found at: RCIN 850898 and 851250.

At upper left is a study for a Virgin and Child composition. At centre right is a sketch copied from Michelangelo’s Taddei Tondo, a circular relief sculpture now housed in the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Ruland (1876) did not describe this drawing as a copy after Michelangelo and associated it with Raphael’s Bridgewater Madonna (c.1507) currently on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 065.46) from the Duke of Sutherland Collection.
  • Creator(s)

    Claude-Marie-François Dien (1787-1865) (engraver)

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

    Calcographie du Louvre: Paris (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 28.4 x 33.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    21.6 x 27.2 cm (image)

    25.8 x 29.9 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.71 A.XXIX.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) pp.48-50, no. 37

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 155, no. 93v