• Henley DFAS

Special Interest Days

Siân Walters Tuesday 12 November (booking Thursday 19 September)

Lecturer: Siân Walters

Raphael and his Rivals

(Please click blue print above for booking instructions). Raphael, one of the world’s great artists, died in 1520 in Rome aged 37 at the height of his artistic career in which he rivalled both established painters such as Michelangelo and younger contemporaries such as Sebastiano del Piombo. 

Acclaimed art historian Sian Walters will mark the forthcoming 500th anniversary by tracing Raphael's extraordinary development from modest commissions in his home town of Urbino to a position as one of the leading artists at the court of Pope Julius II in Rome. 

Raphael - Study of Two Apostles © Ashmolean Museum

The National Gallery in London has announced a major Raphael exhibition in 2020.