- Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael
- The Madonna and Child with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint john the Baptist
- oil on panel
From the collection of the Duke of Braschi, Rome;
Probably Sir William Drake;
Thence by inheritance to his wife, Mrs. E.K. Hornsby-Drake, 42 Belgrave Square, London SW1;
From whose collection sold (By Order of the Executors of Mrs. E.K. Hornsby-Drake, deceased, and mostly inherited from the late Sir William Drake, F.S.A.), London, Christie's, 11 March 1932, lot 86 (as 'After Raphael', by Bartolommeo da Bagnacavallo) where acquired by a member of the late owner's family for £21.
The main part of the composition dervies from a painting executed by Raphael and his workshop, known as 'La Perla', in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, inv. 301 (see J.M. zur Capellen, Raphael, vol. II, Postfach 2005, pp. 183-89, cat. no. 64, reproduced in colour p. 61). The compositions differ in some details, namely the omission of Saint Joseph in the upper left background. In his place the artist has inserted the architectural ruins that appear in the landscape background in the upper left of the 'Madonna della Quercia', also by Raphael and his workshop, in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, inv. 303 (see Zur Capellen, op. cit., pp. 190-94, cat. no. 65, reproduced in colour p. 63). Both originals were executed in 1518-19 and it may be that the author of the present panel knew them at first hand, for the colour scheme closely follows that found in 'La Perla'.