Copy of a Portrait of a Young Man after Raphael

This portrait is a copy by an unknown artist of Portrait of a Young Man by the famed Renaissance artist Raphael (1483 –1520). Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. The subject is thought to be a self-portrait.

  • Copy of a Portrait of a Young Man after Raphael

This painting is currently on loan as part of the Musca Depicta (There is a fly on the painting) exhibition at The Labyrinth, Parma, Italy. The painting will return to The Beaney in late 2024.

The original copy of Raphael’s early 16th Century portrait was in the Czartoryski Museum collections in Krakow, Poland, until it was looted by Germans during the Second World War. There are rumours that the painting was found in a bank vault, though the actual truth is unknown and it has sadly remained untraced.

The National Gallery have dated this copy to pre-18th century.


Period16th Century AD MaterialOil on canvas

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