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Raphael at the National Gallery [London]

Leda and the Swan ©

9 April – 31 July 2022

In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raphael shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since. This exhibition, one of the first ever to explore Raphael's complete career, looks at his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints. The Royal Collection have loaned six drawings by Raphael, including important preparatory studies for frescoes, tapestries and prints. (Raphael’s tapestry ‘cartoons’ in the Royal Collection can be seen on permanent display at the Victoria and Albert Museum).

Other items from the Royal Collection are on long-term loan to the National Gallery

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