"based on designs by Raphael."
The Wedding of the Virgin by Raphael. 1504
Public DomainThe Wedding of the Virgin by Raphael. 1504 - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The painter known as Raphael (1483-1520), full name Raffaello Sanziono da Urbino, is generally acknowledged to be one of the great High Renaissance Italian painters and architects.  Although his life was short, he managed to produce an impressively large number of works.  His reputation has perhaps been somewhat overshadowed by his contemporaries Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci but he is still admired for his purity of line and the quality of harmony that are typical of his style.