Great Masters in Painting

Great Masters in Painting

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Excerpt: ...together; and, as Morelli was the first to point out, it would have been impossible for him to give the regular and continuous instruction to the young lad Raphael at that time. In 1504 Raphael painted his "Sposalizio," in 1505 the fresco at S. Severo in Perugia, and probably it was several years previous to this that he painted the Dudley "Crucifixion." Professor Rossi of Perugia has announced that documents exist in that city proving that Raphael actually did not leave Urbino till the end of 1499. The information is quite credible, and is what might be expected; but it lacks confirmation, and when at Perugia I was quite unable to verify its statement. The question is still an open one. Morelli gives Raphael's earlier training to Timoteo Vite, but, to my mind, produces no distinct proof of the influence of Timoteo upon the young Raphael. It is perfectly Pg 82 certain that the lad was a pupil to Perugino, and it is, of course, possible
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236733959
  • 9781236733955