(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

Madonna and Child

c. 1503
Pen and ink, 114 x 130 mm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

This sketch is a study for the Madonna and Child in the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena. The pose and the expression of the figures are the same as those in the painting, but Raphael had not yet decided on the landscape. The architecture in the background is on the left in the painting, but in the sketch is on the right. This part of the landscape appears again, larger and in more detail, on the right side of the drawing.