Portrait of Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano
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ArtistRaphael
Year1516
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions76 cm × 107 cm (30 in × 42 in)
LocationGalleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

The Portrait of Andrea Navagero e Agostino Beazzano is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael, created in 1516. It is housed in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome.[1]

History

The work seems to have been produced in April 1516 when its two subjects Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano were still in Rome for a short period before Navagero returned to Venice on being made administrator general of the Venetian Republic. A 1516 letter from Pietro Bembo to Cardinal Bibbiena shows that Raphael, Baldassare Castiglione, Beazzano and Navagero wished to make a journey together. Traditional literature relates that Raphael produced this work before setting off as a present for their mutual friend.[2][3] In 1530 the work was recorded as being in Bembo's home in Padua.[4] It was loaned to the Prado Museum in 2008 for an exhibition on Renaissance portraits, though it did not prove possible to loan it to the exhibition at the National Gallery in 2022, delayed from 2020 and marking five hundred years since the artist's death.[5]

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References

  1. ^ (in Italian) Pierluigi De Vecchi, Raffaello, Rizzoli, Milan, 1975 (Italian)
  2. ^ Christof Thoenes, Raphael(Taschen, 2005), page 86
  3. ^ (in French) Johann David Passavant, P. L. Jacob, Raphael d'Urbin et son père, Giovanni Santi, Volume 1, p.171, 1860
  4. ^ "Catalogue entry".
  5. ^ Nicholas Cranfield, 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael at the National Gallery, London', Church Times, 1 July 2022, page 27