Prado Raphael Exhibition 2012

June 5, 2012


The 2012 Raphael exhibition at the Prado focuses on the latter part of the artist's career, and includes works that are attributed to members of his studio, most notably Giulio Romano and Gianfrancesco Penni.

With special thanks to the Prado, I have received the full list of confirmed works for the exhibition, which includes over 40 paintings and 30 drawings. Working from this list, I have assembled an interactive gallery of key paintings, which is presented in a similar manner to the format being used for Open Raphael Online, the open access web resource which aims to provide a detailed account of the history and works of this famous artist and his studio. 

In upcoming weeks, 3PP will present four selections from this list, exploring the relevant historical and technical information available for each work. These examples have been chosen as they are demonstrative of important aspects of studying Raphael and Renaissance art in general:


Please note, the attributions listed in the gallery below are as listed on the document provided by the Prado. The listing of attributions at Open Raphael Online will follow the "neutral review" approach also utilised by the Cranach Digital Archive - where the catalogue entry of the custodian museum or gallery is provided as the "default" attribution.

The publication of exhibition catalogues often contain the latest available evidence for the works presented, and detailed discussion of the challenges faced in pronouncing attributions. The Prado exhibition catalogue will be published in Spanish and English, and promises to be an essential resource.

The gallery format of Open Raphael Online is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Complex navigation is the downfall of any site which hopes to engage public as well as professional interest. The version below is slightly modified compared to the final version that will be available at Open Raphael Online - which will also feature a way to access a detailed account of each work by clicking the image. This modified version below will only launch a larger view of the painting shown.


Madonna
del Libro
c1512-14
Oil on panel
35.4 x 24 cm
Palazzo Pitti
Florence
Penni?
LIB

Madonna of
the Diadem
c1512-20
Oil on poplar
108.7 x 81 cm
Louvre, Paris

Raphael or Penni?
DIAD

Madonna del Pesce
c1513-14
Oil on Panel,
Canvas transfer
215 x 158 cm
Prado, Madrid

Raphael
PESC

Madonna of
the Candelabra
c1513-14
Oil on panel
Diameter 65.8 cm
Walters Art Gallery
Baltimore, USA
Raphael & Workshop
CAND

Saint Cecilia
c1515-16
Wood, canvas transfer
236 x 149 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale
Bologna

Raphael
CEC

Baldassare
Castiglione
c1514-15
Oil on canvas
82 x 67 cm
Louvre, Paris

Raphael
CAST

Portait of
Bindo Altoviti
c1516-18
Oil on panel
59.7 x 43.8 cm
NGA Washington

Raphael
BIN

Giuliano de'
Medici
c1515
Canvas on wood
83.2 x 66 cm
Metropolitan Museum
New York
Raphael & Workshop
GIUL

Christ Fallen
Under the Cross
c1515-16
Oil on panel,
Canvas transfer
318 x 229 cm
Prado, Madrid
Raphael & Workshop
CRF

Vision of Ezekiel
1516-17
Oil on panel
40.7 x 29.5 cm
Palazzo Pitti
Florence
Romano/Raphael designed
EZE

Virgin and Child
with St John
c1516
Wood panel
29 x 25.4 cm
Louvre, Paris

Romano
LROM

Hertz Madonna
c1516-17
Wood panel
36 x 30.5cm
Galleria Nazionale
d'Arte Antica
Rome
Romano
HRZ

Madonna of
The Rose
c1516
Oil on panel,
Canvas transfer
103 x 84 cm
Prado, Madrid
Raphael & Penni?
ROS

St Michael
1518
Oil on panel,
canvas transfer
268 x 160 cm
Louvre, Paris

Raphael & Workshop?
STM

Madonna of
Divine Love
c1516
Oil on panel
140 x 109 cm
M.Capodimonte
Naples
Raphael & Penni?
DVN

Small Holy Family
c1518
38 x 32 cm
Oil on walnut
Louvre, Paris


Raphael & Workshop
SMHF

Large Holy Family
of Francis I
1518
Oil on Panel
Canvas transfer
207 x 140 cm
Louvre, Paris
Raphael, & Workshop?
HFF

Self-Portrait
with a friend
c1519-20
Oil on canvas
99 x 83 cm
Louvre, Paris

Raphael
LDBL

The Vicereine
of Naples
c1518
Oil on panel
canvas transfer
120 x 95 cm
Louvre, Paris
Romano, w. Raphael?
ISAB

Lorenzo de'
Medici
1518
Oil on canvas
97 x 79 cm
Private Collection

Raphael
LOR

Abundance/
Ceres
c1517-18
Oil on walnut
38 x 31 cm
Louvre, Paris

Romano
CERES

La Perla/
Holy Family
1518-20
Oil on poplar
147.4 x 116 cm
Prado, Madrid

Raphael
PERL

Holy Family
with an Oak Tree
c1518-20
Oil on poplar
144 x 109 cm
Prado, Madrid

Romano, w. Raphael?
OAK

Portrait of
a Young Woman
c1518-20
Oil on panel
60 x 44 cm
Musee des
Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg
Romano, w. Raphael?
STRS

Portrait of
a Young Man
c1518-19
Oil on poplar
43.8 x 29 cm
Museo Thyssen-
Bornemisza, Madrid
Romano
BORN

St John in
the Wilderness
c1517-18
Oil on canvas
163 x 147 cm
Uffizi Florence

Raphael? & Workshop
SJU

The Visitation
c1517
Oil on panel
Canvas transfer
200 x 145 cm
Prado, Madrid

Romano/Penni?
VIS

Novar Madonna
c1517-18
Oil on panel
82.5 x 63.2 cm
National Gallery
Scotland

Romano
CARD

For those interested, the full list of works on show at the Prado exhibition can be viewed by clicking the button below. Available Hi-resolution images of works can be viewed from the links below, primarily featuring pieces from the Prado and the Louvre.



Hi-Resolution Images
Prado Collection (via Prado website)

Louvre Collection (via C2RMF)
Baldassare Castiglione
Madonna of the Diadem
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Michael
Self Portrait with a Friend
The Vicereine of Naples

National Gallery of Art Washington (via Google Art Project)
Portrait of Bindo Altoviti

Getty Los Angeles (via Google Art Project)
Spinola Holy Family

13 comments:

Glennis said...

This is an unbelievable exhibition list. Your high res images look brilliant and are getting me exited to see them!

Anonymous said...

Wow! TPP always amazes me! How do you do it H?

The gallery grid design just makes natural sense! I wonder why we don't see arrangements like that more often. It's funny to see how many sites geared around art are still designed with print layout standards. The web actually allows you to put all of an artists work on *one* page and have all the information filter through each visual link - an inspired design!

I really look forward to seeing "Open Raphael" once it's up and running :)

I'm also intrigued about the "Viceregine of Naples" - I know that famous Louvre piece is not considered to be "Joanna of Aragon" anymore but I'm interested to know the story behind it.

Thanks for your hard work H. Raphael couldn't have paid for a better advocate/publicist than you!

Stephanie

Dr. F said...

H:

Incredible images.Thank you.

Frank

Alberti's Window said...

What great work! The images are absolutely wonderful. This exhibition looks fantastic.

I don't believe that I have seen the Cranach Digital Archive before - perhaps you have shown it to me, and I'm just not remembering. That looks like a great source, too. (It blows my mind to think about how the Cranach Digital Archive has a whole bunch of partnering institutions and funding from the Mellon Foundation, and you have undertaken your Raphael project without such assistance! What a feat on your part!)

-M

Hasan Niyazi said...

Many thanks for the comments!

@Stephanie - The portrait if Dona Isabel is one of my favourites - I am very much looking forward to seeing it in person. Nb. I have since corrected "Viceregine" to "Vicereine" the former being the term that is repeatedly used in the translation of the catalogue raisonne by Meyer Zur Capellen - and apparently not a word that appears in the English language!

@Alberti's Window - a wonderful project like the Cranach Digital Archive will be a benchmark for future initiatives - including the Rembrandt Resource that has also secured Mellon funding. The CDA's interface is an improvement over the the NGLondon's Raphael Research Resource, though at this stage is still incomplete - arguably the most interesting aspects of the works to general readers - discussion of the iconography and the meaning of the pictures - is missing in many entries. I hope they add them in soon. One of the aims of Open Raphael Online is to prove that a useful art history web resource does *not* need a huge lump of money thrown at it, with its implementation a roll of the dice based on the whim of the team designing it. One can easily use existing tools to get a unified body of information out there. This is what I hope to demonstrate.

"User experience" seems to be consistently forgotten in such things. Even the Getty's wonderful new site on Ghent Altarpiece is not a naturally intuitive experience. I really wonder who is behind designing these things and if they ever bother testing them with the public or students.

Kind Regards
H

Gemma Garcia said...

Dear H
How amazin article!
Great job once again in promoting and shering with us this excellent event.
Fondly

G

Roberto García said...

Link to a documentary about the exhibition, broadcast on Spanish television. It's in Spanish but can see pictures of the exhibition at the end.

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20120608/informe-semanal-ultimo-rafael/533862.shtml

Sedef said...

Thank you for this post and the incredible images, this seems to be the next best thing for those of us who are not going to make it to the exhibit.

Sedef

Antonio Maggi said...

Dear Mr Hasan,

I'm following with great interested your reports on 3pipe problems.
I'm surprised you haven't wrote yet about the new publication of Jurg Meyer Zur Cappellen concerned with the Madonna dell'Impannata Northwick.

Best regards

Antonio

Hasan Niyazi said...

Hello Antonio. Welcome to 3PP! Thank you for the kind comments.

I have yet to receive my review copy of the volume you mention. From the excerpt available on the publisher's website it seems they are expanded presentations of the content presented by Professor Meyer zur Capellen in his 2008 catalogue (volume 3) on Roman Portraits.

The information from aforementioned volumes will be included when creating the entries for these works in the Open Raphael project.

Many kind regards
H

Roberto García said...

Press conference Late Raphael. Comments by curators Tom Henry:

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/pradomedia/multimedia/press-conference-late-raphael/

and Paul Joannides:

http://www.museodelprado.es/en/pradomedia/multimedia/press-conference-late-raphael-1/

Hasan Niyazi said...

Many thanks for the links Roberto - great videos from the press conference, featuring some interesting remarks by Dr Henry and Professor Joannides.

Kind Regards
H

SakiVI said...

Superb coverage!

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