In case you are visiting Oxford any time between 1st June or 3rd September head to the Ashmolean, University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology founded in 1683, to see 120 stunning drawings by Raphael.
The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones beautifully described why this exhibition is so magnificent: “We stand at his shoulder while he works. We see him come up with ideas. Raphael’s drawings are the direct evidence of his hand and eye, how he saw life, how he put his feelings about it on paper. The man we meet is not a careerist favourite of the pope. He is a rare spirit whose art is a mirror of his idealism.”
Additionally to the Ashmolean’s Rapahels, there are works from the Albertina, the Louvre and Uffizi amongst others.
Open every Tuesday – Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
Tickets are £13.50, with concession tickets available for students, senior citizens, unemployed, and University of Oxford staff and alumni.