SANTI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1435, Colbordolo, d. 1494, Urbino)

Man of Sorrows

c. 1490
Oil on canvas transferred from panel, 67 x 55 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Giovanni Santi enjoyed considerable success both at court and in society and his thriving workshop not only monopolized the market with its production of paintings, but attracted a circle of intellectuals and artists, creating a dominant artistic centre in Urbino toward the end of the fifteenth century.1 It was within these inspiring surroundings that Giovanni's son, Raphael, was to train and flourish.