Raphael and His Age: Drawings from Lille

Cleveland Museum of Art, August 24 – November 3, 2002
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, May 1 – July 1, 2003

The Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille has one of the important collections of drawings by Raphael (1483-1520), the great Renaissance master who worked in Urbino, Florence, and Rome. As part of the newly established program of FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange), Lille is lending about 20 of its Raphael drawings and 20 other Renaissance drawings to be included in this exhibition. The exhibition will also include major sheets by Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, and Fra Bartolomeo.


Raphael, Seated Male Nude Playing a Lira da Braccio, for Apollo in the Parnassus, recto, 1510, pen and ink over graphite, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, France