Raphael: A Critical Catalogue of His Pictures, Wall-paintings and Tapestries - Luitpold DusslerLondon & New York: Phaidon, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white plates ; 2 column text; Translation of Raffael: Kritisches Verzeichnis der Gemalde, Wandbilder und Bildteppiche.
From the cover: “This indispensable standard work assembles in handy form all essential information on the paintings of one of the greatest artists of all time. It consists of a detailed catalogue raisonne, in which the paintings are divided into three groups: paintings on panel and canvas, wall-paintings, and tapestries including the surviving cartoons. For each work the author gives location, measurements and provenance and then goes on to examine questions of authenticity, chronology, iconography and preservation, and to quote the opinions of other scholars. He also lists the surviving preparatory drawings and the most important copies. The paintings on panel and canvas are catalogued in chronological order, followed by a section on works wrongly or doubtfully attributed to the master by recent writers. All authentic works are reproduced for easy reference. This catalogue was first published in German in 1966 (without illustrations). In the present edition the text has been considerably expanded and revised and now incorporates the results of recent research. The book also contains a bibliography of several hundred books and articles as well as analytical indexes. The author is well known for several other standard works on Italian Renaissance art, among them a monograph on Sebastiano del Piombo and an important book on the drawings of Michelangelo.”