his exhibition contains 66 drawings by
Raphael and his circle from the
Collection of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II from the Royal Library at
Windsor Castle. The most influential
painter in the history of art, Raphael is
one of the three giants of the Italian
Renaissance along with Michelangelo
and Leonardo da Vinci.
will give the public an unprecedented
opportunity to see some of the finest
master drawings in one of the world’s
stellar private collections. They include
studies for Raphael’s great frescoes in
the Vatican Stanze and Loggia, for the
Sistine tapestries, for the papal apartments in Castel S. Angelo, and
the ceiling of the Psyche Loggia in the Farnesina Palace. The AGO is
the only Canadian venue for this exhibition which will also be seen at
the National Gallery of Art in Washington and at the J.Paul Getty
Museum in Los Angeles.
The drawings forming the exhibition have been loaned by Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II from the Royal Library, Windsor.
Generously supported by the Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario
Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the
Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.
Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520),
The Three Graces
Royal Collection © 2000 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II