Raphael Sanzio Dj Urbino b Is so generally
known, as the most distinguished name in the mo-
dern annals of painting, that any particulars con-
cerning him, but as an Archited, would be super-
ssuous to the present design.—-He was called to Flo-
rence by Leo X, to design and condud a front for
the church of St. Lorenzo, which was not executed.
During his residence there, he was Archited of the
Palazzo Ugoccioni, since Pandolfini, in the grand
Ducal Place. Attraded to Rome by the notice of
the same Pontis and the selicitation of his country-
man (and as some say relation) Bramante, he there
built the (tables of Agostino Chigi alia Lungara, near
the little Farnesej as likewise the c Palazzo Caffarelli,
since become that of the Cardinal Stoppani, near St,
Andrea della Valle. The house he planned and
raised at the colt of Leo X, in d Borgo Nuovo for
himself, has been mentioned in the article of Bra-
mante. It slood in the vicinity of St. Peter’s, and
was taken down, with some others, to clear the
ground for the Place and Portico adjoining to that'
Upon the death of Bramante, Raphael was ap-
pointed to succeed him as one of the Architeds of
that Dome i for which he made a design in form of
a Latin cross, not much approved at the time, or
since. The gardens of the Vatican were laid out by
him ; a business, in that age and too long after,
i> Rafaello Sanzio d’Urbino, born 1483, died 1520, set. 37.
c A. D. 1515. Vide Elements, PI. 53. fig. 3.
r d A. D. 1513. Ibid. PI. 54. sig. 1. Compare P„ Ferrerio. Tosi. I. No. 15.
to see the inepti* rejected.