Saturday, May 27, 2017


A used book I purchased in Annapolis, Maryland several years ago.  Subtitle of this book:

A
Series of Studies
Designed and Engraved After
FIVE PAINTINGS BY RAPHAEL
with
Historical and Critical Notes
Composed by
M. T. B. Emetic-David,
Member of the Institute of France
THE WORK DEDICATED TO HIS MAJESTY FERDINAND VII.,
KING OF SPAIN
by
The Chevalier F. Bonnemaison, Painter

American Edition
reproduced by the heliotype process

BOSTON:
JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY
1881

Some of the drawing plates are missing.  A couple have pencil grid lines over them, drawn there by one of the previous owners as an aid to copying.  I am thinking of copying one or two myself, but I will make a digital copy and put grid lines over that.  The plates have held up very well and are simply beautiful.  This lovely book (if a bit ragged) is off the shelf for the next few weeks as I study and copy some of these Raphael's.

The paintings reproduced are:

The Visitation
The Holy Family, called "The Pearl"
The Madonna of the Fish; or, The Virgin and Tobias
The Bearing of the Cross; or, Lo Spasimo



from The Visitation

from The Holy Family

from The Holy Family

from The Holy Family

from The Madonna of the Fish

from The Madonna of the Fish

from The Bearing of the Cross

from The Bearing of the Cross

from The Bearing of the Cross


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