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

Madonna and Child and the Young St John

Pen and ink on paper, 173 x 210 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This drawing is constructed in the solidly grounded pyramidal shape that Raphael learned from Leonardo. With just a few strokes, the artist produced - and reproduced - extraordinarily expressive postures and gestures.