Sublime Beauty

Raphael's Portrait of a Lady With a Unicorn
Edited by Esther Bell
D Giles Ltd

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 72 pp.
Size: 8.50 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781907804731
TB Code: 1809115
Availability: 617 in stock

Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn focuses on one of the artist's most beguiling and enigmatic paintings and the identity of the mysterious blonde sitter who epitomized his female portraiture during his Florentine period. Two essays by leading specialists in Renaissance art, Linda Wolk-Simon and Mary Shay-Millea, explore the stylistic relationship between this masterpiece and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and the link to Petrarch's poetry and popular notions of beauty in Renaissance art. They examine attributions and the painting's distinct iconography, and why, in place of the usual lapdog, the woman holds a unicorn.