Seated Madonna and Child, Raphael
Raphael
Seated Madonna and Child
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Raphael

Seated Madonna and Child, ca. 1500 – 1502


Blatt
213 x 145 mm
Physical Description
Brown ink over black pen (chalk?) and leadpoint (figure of Christ, head and upper body of Mary), on ribbed laid paper, distance of chain lines (horizontal) |-|34|37|34|36|
Inventory Number
377
Object Number
377 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

In this very early drawing, Raphael employed a stylus, chalk, and finally pen and ink to develop a Madonna with the Child performing a gesture of blessing – in its majestic frontality a classical altarpiece motif. Probably working from a pictorial model, he made a preliminary sketch of a section of the depiction and then reworked and completed it. In style the drawing is highly reminiscent of the work of the older painter Pietro Perugino. The tender manner in which the Virgin holds her Child is the only narrative element in this stringent depiction.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Seated Madonna and Child
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Brown ink over black pen (chalk?) and leadpoint (figure of Christ, head and upper body of Mary), on ribbed laid paper, distance of chain lines (horizontal) |-|34|37|34|36|
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Unten links Trockenstempel der Sammlung Thomas Lawrence, London (Lugt 2445); verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstitus, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Joannides 1983.19
  • Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983.18

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F4222 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child sitting on her knee (Christ-child to Mary's left)
  • 11F711 Christ-child making speaking or blessing gestures ~ Madonna-representations

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Last update

03.11.2020