'Extraordinary' Raphael show to be big draw at Ashmolean in Oxford

By Maev Kennedy

Museum has collated 120 of Renaissance artist’s rarely seen drawings, considered some of the greatest by an old master

An exhibition described by the director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as “a once in a lifetime opportunity” has brought together some of the greatest old master drawings, 120 works by the Renaissance genius Raphael.

“Not since 1983 when an exhibition of drawings from British collections was on display at the British Museum has such an extraordinary gathering of Raphael drawings been shown to the public,” Xa Sturgis said.

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