Finely bound enlarged edition of the drawings of Raffaelle and Michelangelo in the collection of the University of Oxford; elaborately illustrated
Drawings and Studies by Raffaelle Sanzio in the University Galleries, Oxford.
Sanzio, Raffaelle. Etched and engraved by Joseph Fisher.$250.00
Item Number: 96251
London: George Bell and Sons, 1879.
New enlarged edition of the drawings of Raffaelle and Michelangelo in the collection of the University of Oxford, etched by Joseph Fisher. Quarto, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, illustrated with engravings by Joseph Fisher, title vignette, headpieces. In good condition.
One of the primary artists of the High Renaissance, Italian painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino's work was admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition. Known colloquially as Raphael, he was extraordinarily productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work, many of which is now housed in the Vatican Palace where the frescoed Raphael Rooms form the largest work of his lifetime.