Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

Last chance to see From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome

Ottawa (Ontario) - August 27, 2009

Last chance to see


From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome


Take advantage of the exceptional opportunity to see this spectacular exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada before it ends


On view until September 7, 2009


There are only 10 days left to come and admire the Italian Renaissance masterpieces assembled for the exhibition From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome, which ends on Monday, September 7 at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). Presented exclusively at the NGC by Sun Life Financial, the exhibition, featuring remarkable paintings and drawings by the best-known Roman painters of the sixteenth century, including Raphael, Michelangelo, Salviati, and Vasari, has received much critical praise.


“Lean close to these magnificent drawings, and find yourself face to face with 16th-century Rome. This National Gallery show is an exquisite immersion in the art of the Eternal City.”

 – Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail, August 19, 2009


Most of us will never get to visit the Vatican. And we certainly won’t get to visit Rome as it was in the 16th century. Franklin is offering the next best thing with rooms full of art commissioned by popes, cardinals and nobles from that period of history.”

 – Paul Gessell, The Ottawa Citizen, June 28, 2009


“From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome presents an incredible selection of drawings and painting from the early Renaissance period. Rarely, outside of Italy, will one have a chance to see some of these works up close. . . .
An exceptional offering running until Sept. 7”

– Cormac Rea – Ottawa Xpress, June 25 to July 1, 2009


“Never before have the some 160 works that make up From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome been presented in so well-explained a context.”

– Anne Michaud, Le Devoir, June 20, 2009



From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome transports visitors back through time to a dramatic and exciting period in the history of the Roman Catholic church, between 1503 and 1605. During these hundred years, popes, through their patronage, nurtured the talent of great artists whose works are now part of humanity’s artistic heritage.


The Canadian public will likely never again have an opportunity to see these masterpieces brought together in a single location in this country, since most of them belong to some of the most prestigious institutions and collectors in Europe and North America. These include Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, the British Museum, the Galleria degli Uffizi, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitain Museum of Art, the Musée du Louvre, the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Windsor Castle. To find out more about the exhibition, visit its website at www.gallery.ca/raphael.


About the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Indigenous, Western and European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring exhibition programs in the world. For more information, visit www.gallery.ca.

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For more information, please contact:


Josée-Britanie Mallet
Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada

Claire Schofield
Manager, Communications and Public Relations
National Gallery of Canada