Raphael's Amasia, commonly called La Fornarina, (painting)
Raphael b. 1483
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 12
RAPHAEL. (RAFAELE SANZIO, or SANTI,) born at Urbino in 1483. . . . No. 12.--RAPHAEL'S AMASIA, commonly called LA FORNARINA--on panel--The history of this person, to whom Raphael was attached even to his death, is obscure. . . . This splendid portrait belonged to the late Lord Berwick. It is nearly similar to the one in the Barberini Palace; the difference in this consisting in the want of a ring on one of the fingers. That this picture bears the strongest evidence of Raphael's pencil is everywhere visible to a practised eye. His delicate and spirited touches are to be seen without the aid of a glass. Raphael finished his easel paintings exquisitely, and had every inducement to bestow more than common care on this portrait. [Pp. 33-34; see entry 01600030 for additional commentary accompanying this entry.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.