© National Portrait Gallery, London
Detail from the Sistine Madonna
by William Say, after Raphael (Raffaello Santi) Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, (circa 1512-1514)
3 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (95 mm x 192 mm) paper size
Given by Mrs Masterman, 1963
- Raphael (Raffaello Santi) (1483-1520), Italian painter and draftsman. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 261 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
King Henry VIII declares war on France. The English Fleet attacks villages on the French Coast and the port of Brest.
Art and science
King Henry VII's memorial chapel at Westminster Abbey is completed.
The Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I joins Pope Julius II's Holy League against France. The French commander in Italy, Gaston de Foix, is killed at the Battle of Ravenna and French advances are arrested. Poland and Russia go to war over control of White Russia (present-day Belarus).