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20 Most Famous Paintings by Raphael

The School of Athens by Raphael

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino widely known as Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance who was born on 1483 in Urbino, Italy and died on 6 April 1520 in Rome, Italy. This article contains 20 Most Famous Paintings by Raphael.

The School of Athens

The School of Athens by Raphael

The School of Athens by Raphael

The School of Athens is a painting produced by Raphael between 1509 and 1511. Some famous personalities in these paintings were Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Pythagoras, Euclid, Leonardo Da Vinci, Diogenes. This painting can be viewed at Apostolic Palace, Vatican City.

The Sistine Madonna

The Sistine Madonna by Raphael

The Sistine Madonna by Raphael

The Sistine Madonna is a painting produced by Raphael in 1512. Giorgio Vasari said that this painting is truly a work of extraordinary. This painting can be viewed at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.

Transfiguration

Transfiguration by Raphael

Transfiguration by Raphael

Transfiguration is a painting produced by Raphael between 1516 and 1520. Cardinal Giulio de Medici commissioned this painting and Raphael worked on this until his death. This painting can be viewed at Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City.

Triumph of Galatea

Triumph of Galatea by Raphael

Triumph of Galatea by Raphael

Triumph of Galatea is a painting produced by Raphael in 1514. This painting was made for Villa Farnesina which was built for the Sienese banker Agostino Chigi, one of the richest men of that age. This painting can be viewed at Villa Farnesina, Rome.

La velata

La velata by Raphael

La velata by Raphael

La velata is a painting produced by Raphael between 1514 and 1515. This painting depicts fornarina (bakeress) Margherita Luti, Raphael’s Roman mistress. This painting can be viewed at Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

The Marriage of the Virgin

The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael

The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael

The Marriage of the Virgin is a painting produced by Raphael in 1504. The Italian artist depicts a marriage ceremony between Mary and Joseph. This painting can be viewed at Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon by Raphael

Saint George and the Dragon by Raphael

Saint George and the Dragon is a painting produced by Raphael between 1504 and 1506. The subject of this painting was Saint George and the Dragon, combining chivalry and Christianity which was appropriate for the occasion. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione is a painting produced by Raphael between 1514 and 1515. The Ialian artist had depicted Raphael’s friend, the diplomat and humanist Baldassare Castiglione, who is considered a quintessential example of the High Renaissance gentleman. This painting can be viewed at Louvre, Paris.

La belle jardinière

La belle jardinière by Raphael

La belle jardinière by Raphael

La belle jardinière is a painting produced by Raphael in 1507. This painting is also known as Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist. Raphael depicted Mary, Christ and the young John the Baptist. This painting can be viewed at Louvre, Paris.

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Portrait of a Young Man

Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael

Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael

Portrait of a Young Man is a painting produced by Raphael between 1513 and 1514. The painting was stolen by the Nazis from Poland and thus it was the most important painting missing since World War II as claimed by many historians. The whereabouts of this painting is unknown since 1945.

Madonna della seggiola

Madonna della seggiola by Raphael

Madonna della seggiola by Raphael

Madonna della seggiola is a painting produced by Raphael between 1513 and 1514. The Italaina artist depicts Mary embracing the child Christ while the young John the Baptist devoutly watches her. This painting can be viewed at Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

Madonna del cardellino

Madonna del cardellino by Raphael

Madonna del cardellino is a painting produced by Raphael between 1505 and 1506. It is also known by the name Madonna of the Goldfinch. This painting can be viewed at Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Self-portrait

Self-portrait by Raphael

Self-portrait by Raphael

Self-portrait is a painting produced by Raphael between 1504 and 1506. The painting was stored in the private collection of Duke Leopoldo de’ Medici. This painting dimensions were 47.5 cm × 33 cm and can be viewed at Uffizi, Florence.

Portrait of Bindo Altoviti

Portrait of Bindo Altoviti by Raphael

Portrait of Bindo Altoviti is a painting produced by Raphael between 1512 and 1515. The Italian artist depicts Bindo Altoviti in this painting and he was a rich banker born in Rome in 1491 of Florentine origin. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Madonna del Granduca

Madonna del Granduca by Raphael

Madonna del Granduca is a painting produced by Raphael in 1505. The Italian painter use of sfumato in this painting was inspired from Leonardo da vinci style. This painting can be viewed at Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

Portrait of Agnolo Doni

Portrait of Agnolo Doni by RaphaelPortrait of Agnolo Doni by Raphael

Portrait of Agnolo Doni by Raphael

Portrait of Agnolo Doni is a painting produced by Raphael in 1506. Many historians believe that the composition of this painting was similar to that of Mona lisa. This painting can be viewed at Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

St. Michael

St. Michael by Raphael

St. Michael is a painting produced by Raphael between 1504 and 1505. This painting is also known as the Little St. Michael just to distinguish it from similar painting named as St. Michael Vanquishing Satan. This painting can be viewed at The Louvre, Paris.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Raphael

Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Raphael

Saint Catherine of Alexandria is a painting produced by Raphael in 1507. The Italian artist depicts Catherine of Alexandria who is looking upward in ecstasy and leaning on a wheel. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery, London.

Portrait of a Cardinal

Portrait of a Cardinal by Raphael

Portrait of a Cardinal is a painting produced by Raphael in 1510. The cardinal depicted in this painting is either Alidosi, Bibbiena, Cybo or Trivulzio, in the court of Pope Julius II. This painting can be viewed at Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Madonna of the Rose

Madonna of the Rose by Raphael

Madonna of the Rose is a painting produced by Raphael between 1518 and 1520. Interesting fact about this painting is that the rose and the lower portion were added at a later date by an unknown artist. This painting can be viewed at Museo del Prado, Madrid.

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