Raphael and La Fornarina

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The Fogg version.

Raphael and La Fornarina is a painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, known in five versions.

The painting belongs to his troubador style period and shows Raphael and his first love, La Fornarina. Ingres originally planned to produce a series of paintings of episodes from Raphael's life, but he only produced two paintings - the other is that of cardinal Bibbiena offering to marry his niece to Raphael.



  • Daniel Ternois, Ingres, Paris, Fernand Nathan, 1980 (ISBN 2-09-284-557-8)
  • Robert Rosenblum, Ingres, Paris, Cercle d'Art, coll. « La Bibliothèque des Grands Peintres », 1986 (ISBN 2-7022-0192-X)