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St Blaise
16th Century
St Blaise
[San Biagio]
25 x 15 cm  [HxW]
Fondazione Horne, Firenze

Raphael was influenced by the gentle Madonna’s of Leonardo and by Michelangelo’s powerful drawings. He was the youngest of the three artists.St Blaise was a bishop and Christian martyr whose flesh was torn from his body with iron combs. Built up economically with a few solid lines and parallel hatching the drawing has been completed rapidly and confidently.

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