Young Woman with a Unicorn, Raphael (1505)


The Mona Lisa was extremely popular with da Vinci’s contemporaries, especially the younger Raphael. “The young Raphael, …, immediately adopted the compositional format of the older master and established, on the basis of the Mona Lisa, a type of portraiture that was to hold good for decades” (Zllner 161). Raphael’s Young Woman with a Unicorn is very similar to the Mona Lisa in this way, such as the position of the woman and similar facial features.

Zollner, Frank, and Johannes Nathan. Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings. Koln: Taschen, 2011. Print.

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