Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

A Lady with a Unicorn

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The painting earlier was attributed to Perugino, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Granacci. At the time (in 1928) of the identification of the artist as Raphael, the painting had been heavily painted over to represent a St Catherine. After careful cleaning, the perfect geometry and detachment of this courtly figure were revealed, although her identity is not known. Present day critics attribute the work to Raphael, referring it to 1505 and to the Florentine environment. It can, in fact, be inserted among the portraits of that period, for it represents an apex in the artist's stylistic development. The fullness of the well constructed figure is set apart from a vast landscape background.

Keywords

Rome, Italy, Style: Italian Renaissance, School: Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Painting; woman; unicorn, oil paintings --, portraits --

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Renaissance; School: Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Painting; woman; unicorn; oil paintings --; portraits --

Subject: geographic

Rome, Italy

Time Period

C. 1505

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0062

A Lady with a Unicorn

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