Nearly ninety works—including paintings such as Saint Cecile and Portrait of Baldassere Castiglione, as well as drawings and a tapestry—illustrate the ways in which Raphael employed a range of technical devices, many of which were highly novel and enjoyed considerable influence. Raphael’s workshop methods eventually became a model for the great artistic enterprises of the seventeenth century, notably those of Rubens, Bernini, and Pietro da Cortona.
Essays by Tom Henry, Paul Joannides, Ana González Mozo, and Bruno Martín survey Raphael’s late paintings in chronological order, explore his range of styles, and investigate the role of his workshop in the design and production of his pictures.
Dense and lavishly illustrated.
— Publishers Weekly
Through [Henry and Joannides's] careful sifting of mountainous data …they provide fascinating new insights into this genteel master and the squadron that most contemporaries call his 'boys.'
— The New York Review of Books
Biographies of [Raphael's] sitters enrich the book along with beautiful photos, details, and infrared images that show the condition and under painting of key images.
— The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tom Henry is a recognized expert in Italian Renaissance art, in particular Central Italian painters such as Piero della Francesca, Signorelli, Perugino, and Raphael.
Paul Joannides is an emeritus professor of art history at the University of Cambridge and is a specialist in the painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture of the Italian Renaissance. His publications include The Drawings of Raphael; Masaccio and Masolino; Titian to 1518: The Assumption of Genius; with Tom Henry, Late Raphael; and with Rick Scorza, The Life of Raphael.