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Raphael A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures And A Portrait Of The Painter With Introduction And Interpretation   By: (1863-1924)

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[Illustration: RAPHAEL SANZIO D' URBINO (BY HIMSELF) Uffizi Gallery, Florence ]

Masterpieces of Art

RAPHAEL

A COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN PICTURES

AND A PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER

WITH INTRODUCTION AND

INTERPRETATION

EDITED BY

ESTELLE M. HURLL

BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

Copyright, 1899, BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO

PREFACE

The object of this collection of prints is to introduce the student to Raphael through the pictures which appeal directly to the imagination with some story interest. With this characteristic as the leading principle of choice, the variety of subjects is perhaps as wide as the conditions admit. No attempt is made to represent all the sides of the painter's art; his portraits are ignored and his Madonnas inadequately represented, in order to give place to pictures which awaken as many points of interest as possible. Within these narrow limits Raphael, as an illustrator and a composer, is even in these few pictures clearly represented.

Had choice been limited to pictures painted throughout by Raphael himself, the value of the collection would have been seriously affected, as some of the master's most interesting works were handed over to his pupils for execution. Our list, however, contains only such works as are at this date reckoned indisputably to be from Raphael's own designs.

The text has only the modest aim of making the pictures intelligible. Critical explanations are beyond its scope, and historical data are for the most part relegated to the accompanying tables. The Introduction is intended for teachers, and contains suggestions for a comparative study of the pictures which may be carried out at discretion.

All the reproductions in this book are from photographs made directly from the original paintings. In order to get the best results a careful comparison was made of the work of leading photographers. The photographer of each picture is mentioned in the Table of Contents.

ESTELLE M. HURLL.

NEW BEDFORD, MASS.

June, 1899.

CONTENTS AND LIST OF PICTURES

PORTRAIT OF RAPHAEL. PAINTED BY HIMSELF. Frontispiece. FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI.

INTRODUCTION

I. ON RAPHAEL'S CHARACTER AS AN ARTIST

II. ON BOOKS OF REFERENCE

III. HISTORICAL DIRECTORY OF THE PICTURES

IV. COLLATERAL READING FROM LITERATURE

V. OUTLINE TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN RAPHAEL'S LIFE

VI. RAPHAEL'S CONTEMPORARIES

I. THE MADONNA OF THE CHAIR

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI

II. ABRAHAM AND THE THREE ANGELS

PICTURE FROM CARBON PRINT BY BRAUN, CLEMENT & CO.

III. THE MIRACULOUS DRAUGHT OF FISHES

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY THURSTON THOMPSON

IV. THE SACRIFICE AT LYSTRA

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY THURSTON THOMPSON

V. HELIODORUS DRIVEN FROM THE TEMPLE

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI

VI. THE LIBERATION OF PETER

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATRELLI ALINARI

VII. THE HOLY FAMILY OF FRANCIS I.

PICTURE FROM CARBON PRINT BY BRAUN, CLEMENT & CO.

VII. ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANZ HANFSTAENGL

IX. ST. CECILIA

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI

X. THE TRANSFIGURATION

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI

XI. PARNASSUS

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI

XII. SOCRATES AND ALCIBIADES

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY GIACOMO BROGI

XIII. THE FLIGHT OF ├ćNEAS

PICTURE FROM PHOTOGRAPH BY FRATELLI ALINARI

XIV. ST. MICHAEL SLAYING THE DRAGON

PICTURE FROM CARBON PRINT BY BRAUN, CLEMENT & CO

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