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Past exhibition
The Credit Suisse Exhibition:


9 April - 31 July 2022

Admission charge

Location: Rooms 1–8

His life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal.

A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet, Raphael captured in his art the human and the divine, love and friendship, learning and power.

In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raphael shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since.

This exhibition, one of the first ever to explore Raphael's complete career, looks at his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints.

With loans from the Louvre, National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Prado Museum, Uffizi Museum and the Vatican Museum this is an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity, and ingenuity.

Image above: Detail from Raphael, 'Bindo Altoviti', about 1515. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Samuel H. Kress Collection 1943.4.33 Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Detail from Raphael, 'Baldassare Castiglione', 1519. Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. 611) Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Tony Querrec

With additional support from

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust


Fabrizio Moretti

The Vaseppi Trust

The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation




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‘This great show is like falling in love again’
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‘Raphael, at the National Gallery, is a revelation’
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