(Urbino, 1483 – Rome, 1520)
Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His earliest biographers drew attention to his relationship with women; inspired by this, Picasso treated the subject with the same irreverence with which he had portrayed some of his male friends. His first point of reference were the paintings by Ingres that depicted Raphael with his mistress La Fornarina, who sat for a portrait by him that bore her name as its title.
Raphael and the Fornarina. IV: with the Pope pulling back the curtain
31 d’agost de 1968 (II)
Etching on copper plate, printed on Rives vellum paper (Sabartés proof)
23,5 x 33 cm