Ambition, Competition, and Incompletion: Raphael and the Commission for Alfonso d'Este's Camerino.

Gomez, Ximena.


  • Abstract: This thesis looks at an unfulfilled commission requested by Alfonso d'Este, the Duke of Ferrara, from Raphael Sanzio, circa 1514. The painting in question was meant for the Duke's Camerino, a study that would have held works by the most eminent painters of his day. Scholars have disagreed as to why Raphael did not complete this commission. This thesis proposes that the incompletion ... read more
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