Louvre: Raphael – Portrait of Dona Isabel de Requesens, Vice-Queen of Naples

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(The identity of the model, designated in the ancient sources as “vice-queen of Naples” and confused, following an error of Brantome, with Joanna of Aragon, was restored to the benefit of Dona Isabel de Requesens, wife of Don Ramon Folc … Read More

Louvre: Raphael – Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione

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Only a few months ago, this magnificent portrait of Raphael was still, in the Salon Carré, near the famous Mona Lisa of Vinci, recently been carried away from the admiration of the world by a criminal hand. Side by side, … Read More