Portrait of Perugino (Raphael)

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Portrait of Perugino
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Artist Raphael or Lorenzo di Credi
Year c. 1504
Type Tempera on wood
Dimensions 57 cm × 42 cm (22 in × 17 in)
Location Uffizi, Florence

The Portrait of Perugino is a portrait of the Italian Renaissance artist Perugino attributed to his pupil Raphael or to Lorenzo di Credi. It was produced around 1504 and is now in the Uffizi gallery, Florence.[1]

History[edit]

The painting is known to have been in the Florentine Galleries since as early as 1704, when it was identified as a portrait of Martin Luther and was attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger.[2] In an 1825 comment to Giorgio Vasari's Vite, it was listed as a Portrait of Verrocchio by Lorenzo di Credi. Adolfo Venturi in 1922 attributed it to Perugino himself, while the attribution to Raphael appeared in the 1930s.[1]

The identification with Perugino is today ascertained thanks to the evident similarities with the self-portrait in the Collegio del Cambio. Copies of the painting exist in Vienna, London, Bergamo, Rome and in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Offner, Richard (December 1934). "A Portrait of Perugino by Raphael". The Burlington Magazine 65 (381): 245. JSTOR 866057.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Fossi, Gloria (2001). Uffizi Gallery: Art, History, Collections. Giunti Editore. p. 209. ISBN 978-88-09-01944-7. Retrieved 23 November 2013.