Raphael's Face Reconstructed

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Raphael's Face Reconstructed

Of course we can always look to the artist's various self-portraits:

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This drawing was purportedly done at age 13 while an apprentice of Perugino.

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This was also an early self-portrait... before he moved to Rome.

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This is a section from the far right of Raphael's masterpiece, The School of Athens. He stands (in the black hat) behind his former master, Perugino. It is interesting how modest he is, placing himself to one side while placing Leonardo and Michelangelo far more prominently.

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This gorgeous portrait from the National Gallery, Washington was long thought to have been a self-portrait. It is now thought to be a portrait of Bindo Altoviti,
a wealthy banker and patron and friend of Raphael.

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This portrait has long been ascribed as a double portrait of Raphael (behind) and his fencing master.
 
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