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Raphael's Drawings

Dr Catherine Whistler, Keeper of Western Art, on the great and unrivalled collection of Raphael drawings at the Ashmolean Museum.

We often think of Raphael as an artist who's quite idealising and graceful and possibly a bit bland. But if you start looking closely the drawings are very different; Raphael emerges.

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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian: [raffaˈɛllo ˈsantsjo da urˈbiːno]; March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael (, US: ), was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplaton... More