Making its Western debut is a fantastic Raphael original. See where you can catch a view.
As one of the most famous names in the history of art, Raphael gets people to museums, even if it’s a single painting. “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn” is permanently housed at the Galleria Borghese, Rome, but will travel to the States for the first time this fall, premiering at the Cincinnati Art Museum on October 3. Painted around 1505, “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn” is a quintessential example of Raphael’s excellence in female portraiture. The skin blushes as it radiates off the canvas, and the sitter’s beautiful vermillion dress is absolutely stunning. The background displays a typical Tuscan landscape, with rolling hills and trees fading in the atmospheric perspective.
The painting will be on view in Cincinnati through January 3 before traveling to the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, January 9.
To learn more, visit the Cincinnati Art Museum or the Legion of Honor.  
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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