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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Virgin and Child, with St Joseph (?), the Infant Baptist and a saint c.1853-76

Albumen print | 15.6 x 12.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851236

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509-11) currently in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (inv. no.3103). In his Raphael Collection catalogue (1876), Ruland listed the drawing as being then in the collection of Miss Woodburn.

The photograph shows the full-length seated Virgin suckling the Christ Child, with the Infant Baptist at left, and a saint dialoguing with St Joseph (?) behind the group.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15.6 x 12.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • 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.94 C.XXXII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.203, no.280