Raphael: His Life and Works: With Particular Reference to Recently Discovered Records, and an Exhaustive Study of Extant Drawings and Pictures

Raphael: His Life and Works: With Particular Reference to Recently Discovered Records, and an Exhaustive Study of Extant Drawings and Pictures

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Raphael: His Life and Works: With Particular Reference to Recently Discovered Records, and an Exhaustive Study of Extant Drawings and Pictures

Raphael: His Life and Works: With Particular Reference to Recently Discovered Records, and an Exhaustive Study of Extant Drawings and Pictures

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The life of Raphael has been the subject of countless biographies and essays in which admiration and praise were justly lavished on the greatest painter of any age. From the days of Rumohr to those of Passavant and Waagen, the waster's works were subjected to the minutest investigation; and drawings, pictures, or frescos were examined, measured, and commented on with unwearying patience and industry. Yet the outcome has not been commensurate with the labour expended; and we are still without a life of Raphael which deals exhaustively with his relations to the art and artists of his own or previous centuries. Some have studied pictures to discover and point out the influence of the antique or contemporary craftsmen in Italy. Others have looked at drawings to note their connection with altar-pieces or frescos; Passavant alone devoted his life to a catalogue of all Raphael's works. His . . .

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