The definitive account of the life and work of one of the most influential of all artists.
"The best book ever written on Raphael."-Brian Sewell, Interiors
"A superbly illustrated and comprehensive survey. . . . The reproductions in color and in black and white add their own splendid testimony to Raphael's achievement."-American Library Association Booklist
"It would not be possible within the space of a review to do justice to the variety of intelligent and stimulating observations which occur throughout the text, together with well-informed references to relevant background material."-Cecil Gould, Times Literary Supplement
"A marked success . . . in the authors' line of inquiry, in their choice of material and in the form of its presentation."-Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, Burlington Magazine
"The new and dependable source for knowledge of the artist."-Lawrence Gowing, London Review of Books
"Strikes a nice balance between instruction and illustration."-Janet Malcolm, New Yorker
"An important contribution. . . It is also an excellent introduction to the career of Raphael for undergraduates. Graduates and faculty will find it a ready reference and a healthy stimulus."-Choice 160 b-w + 120 color illus.