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Raphael Arriving in Perugino's Studio, c. 1830

Franz Riepenhausen; Johannes Riepenhausen
German, 1788 - 1869
pen and black and brown ink with grey wash over black chalk on laid paper, laid down on wove paper
38.2 x 49.7 cm
Purchased 2007
National Gallery of Canada (no. 42042)

By completing two print series based on the life of Raphael, the Riepenhausen brothers helped promote the 19th-century cult of the Renaissance artist. This drawing is for the second cycle, which Johannes published on his own two years after Franz’s sudden death, in 1833, the same year Raphael’s body was exhumed for scientific examination.

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