In the first decade of the sixteenth century the work of Raphael indicates a strong interest in episodes on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. During his Florentine period (1504-1508) Raphael did at least two versions of the legendary Riposo or Rest on the Flight into Egypt.
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Below I reprise my essay on Raphael’s Czartoryski Portrait, a post that first appeared on this site on October 28, 2014. The essay had originally appeared on the late Hasan Niyazi‘ s very popular art history blog, Three Pipe Problem. Hasan died in October 2013 in his mid-thirties at about the same age as his beloved Raphael. He had done a fine survey of the attribution issues and provenance of this painting, and it led me to consider the sex of the sitter.
|Raphael: Portrait of a Young Man
Lost during Nazi occupation of Poland
Today, I reprise a slightly revised version of a post on Raphael’s St. Cecilia Altarpiece that originally appeared on this site almost six years ago. The article is primarily a review of Oskar’s Fischel’s explanation of the reasons for the inclusion of the four saints who surround St. Cecilia.
|Raphael: St. Cecilia
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna
1516-7, 220 x 136 cm