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Rafael's Leben

c1880

13" x 10.5", 40pp + 10 plates

 

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Disbound volume with ten plates.

Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello) (April 6 or March 28, 1483 April 6, 1520), was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop, and, despite his early death at thirty-seven, a large body of his work remains, especially in the Vatican, whose frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career, although unfinished at his death. After his early years in Rome, much of his work was designed by him and executed largely by the workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking. After his death the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael's more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models.

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The volume is disbound with no title page. The pages are generally slightly water-stained and slightly age-toned. Overall the volume is in poor condition.

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