Olga's Gallery


Raphael

(1483-1520)

Raphael Portrait

Biography

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Raffaello Sanzio, known as Raphael, or Raphael of Urbino, was born in Urbino on Good Friday 6 April 1483, the son of Magia di Battista di Nicola Ciarla and Giovanni Santi di Pietro. His father was a painter and poet at the court of Frederico da Montefeltre, one of the most famous princes and art patrons of Early Renaissance Italy. Raphael's father was not an outstanding painter, though he was a man of good sense. Raphael started helping out in Santi's studio at a very early age. It is believed that Raphael learnt the fundamentals of art in his father's studio. But it is still unclear where Raphael received his training after this early period in his father's workshop, as Giovanni Santi died in 1494. According to his first biographer Vasari Raphael was apprenticed to Perugino, although there are no sources, which confirm that he worked with Perugino before 1500. Among Raphael's early works, we know about Baronci Altarpiece, which was commissioned in 1501. It was badly damaged in an earthquake in 1789 and only some of its sections survived and now are kept in different collections.Read Raphael's Full Biography

Raphael. St. Sebastian. St. Sebastian. 1502-1503. Oil on panel. Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Crucifixion. Crucifixion. 1502-1503. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Solly Madonna. Solly Madonna. c.1502. Oil on panel. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna with the Christ Child Blessing and  St. Jerome and St. Francis (Von der Ropp Madonna). Madonna with the Christ Child Blessing and St. Jerome and St. Francis (Von der Ropp Madonna). c.1502. Oil on panel. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna and Child. Madonna and Child. c.1503. Oil on panel. Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Diotalevi Madonna. Diotalevi Madonna. c.1503. Oil on panel. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Coronation of the Virgin. Coronation of the Virgin. c.1503-1504. Oil on panel, transferred to canvas. Vaticano, Pinacoteca Apostolica Vaticano, Rome. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Marriage of the Virgin. Marriage of the Virgin. 1504. Oil on panel. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. St. George. St. George. c.1504. Oil on panel. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. St. Michael. St. Michael. c.1503-1504. Oil on panel. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. The Three Graces. The Three Graces. c.1503-1504. Oil on panel. Conde Museum, Chantilly, France. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Allegory (The Knight's Dream). Allegory (The Knight's Dream). c.1503-1504. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna Connestabile. Madonna Connestabile. c.1503-1504. Oil on panel, transferred to canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Portrait of a Man with an Apple. Portrait of a Man with an Apple. c. 1504. Oil on panel. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints. Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints. 1504-1505. Tempera on wood. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Ansidei Madonna. Ansidei Madonna. c.1505. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Terranuova Madonna. Terranuova Madonna. c.1505. Oil on panel. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Portrait of a Man. Portrait of a Man. 1503-1504. Oil on panel. Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn. Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn. 1505-1506. Oil on panel. Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. [Order a Print]
Raphael. St. George and the Dragon. St. George and the Dragon. c.1505-1506. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Portrait of Agnolo Doni. Portrait of Agnolo Doni. c.1506. Oil on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Portrait of Maddalena Doni. Portrait of Maddalena Doni. c.1506. Oil on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Portrait of a Pregnant Woman. Portrait of a Pregnant Woman. c. 1506. Oil on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna del Granduca. Madonna del Granduca. c.1505. Oil on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Raphael. The Small Cowper Madonna. The Small Cowper Madonna. c.1505. Oil on wood. The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna of the Meadow. Madonna of the Meadow. 1505 or 1506. Oil on panel. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Madonna with the Goldfinch. Madonna with the Goldfinch. c.1506. Oil on panel. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Holy Family (The Virgin with the Beardless
 Joseph). Holy Family (The Virgin with the Beardless Joseph). 1506. Tempera and oil on canvas, transferred from panel. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print]
Raphael. La Belle Jardiniere. La Belle Jardiniere. 1507 or 1508. Oil on panel. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
Raphael. The Holy Family with a Lamb. The Holy Family with a Lamb. 1507. Oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Canigiani Holy Family. Canigiani Holy Family. c.1507. Oil on panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Entombment. Entombment. 1507. Oil on panel. Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. St. Catherine. St. Catherine. c. 1508. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Colonna Madonna. Colonna Madonna. c.1508. Oil on panel. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print]
Raphael. Tempi Madonna. Tempi Madonna. 1507-1508. Oil on panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print]
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