Pre-Felton works after Raphael:
Cunego & others after Raphael: Engravings after Paintings in the Loggie {1870s?} SLV [PR]
Edelinck after Raphael The Holy Family {1879} NGV [PR]
* Gruner after Raphael Conversion of Saul 1864 {by 1894} Loc? [PR]
* Gruner after Raphael The Deluge {1876} Loc? [PR]
* Gruner after Raphael Joseph sold into Egypt {1876} Loc? [PR]
* Gruner after Raphael Martyrdom of St Stephen 1867 {by 1894} Loc? [PR]
* Raphael [attrib.] Head of St John {1889} Loc? [PA]
Rousselet after Raphael St Michael defeating the Devil {1879} NGV [PR]
Thomassin after Raphael Transfiguration of Christ 1680 {1879} NGV [PR]

Widely regarded during the 16th-18th centuries as the greatest painter of all time, Raphael still commanded considerable admiration in the pre-Felton era.

More recently, the classical “perfection” of his style has met with a more critical and considered response, although he is still understood as a key Renaissance artist. The later works produced by him and his workshop (including the Transfiguration) are also seen as pointing towards subsequent “Mannerist” and even Baroque developments.

Besides the works listed above, the pre-1905 NGV collection included several other works not included in the present catalogue: photographs after Raphael’s Tapestry cartoons (from the originals held in the Victoria & Albert Museum), autotype reproductions of a number of drawings, and a plaster bust of him.


There is a formidable bibliography on Raphael; for his later reputation, see e.g.Haskell, Rediscoveries in Art (1980), passim (refer Index). For the other works mentioned, see e.g. NGV 1894, pp.107-110 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, nos.25, 31, 43, 48, 55 and 60: photos of Raphael cartoons) and 139 (VII.Cast Gallery, no.66: plaster bust). For the autotype reproductions – see NGV 1894, p.111 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.64) – see e.g. (not reproduced)