The first volume of the series Raphael and His Time starts with a study of the Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione in its cultural contexts confronting it with the Portrait of Antonio Tebaldeo . The second contribution focuses on Raphael's Madonna dell'Impannata , of which a new version has recently surfaced, and which is here presented as a workshop replica. Stress is laid on the technical analysis, which allows to identify the picture as a painting coming from the workshop of Raphael.
Jurg Meyer zur Capellen was born in Gottingen (Germany) in 1941. He taught art history at the universities of Freiburg, Cologne, and Munster. He has written widely on Renaissance painting and is directing the Raffael Projekt for more than 20 years. Claudio Falcucci was born in Colleferro (Italy) in 1967. He made his BSc in Nuclear Engeneering at the University La Sapienza in Rome in 1991 and concentrated on non-destructive testing techniques from X-ray to IR. He has published on Renaissance and Baroque painting and teaches at the La Sapienza since 1996.