Other Pictures in Urbino
What were the Raphaels that Molly’s companions were rushing to “knock off”? The most famous Raphael in Urbino they could have seen is the portrait of a woman known as “La Muta,” the silent one. Then there are pictures by Giovanni Santi, Raphael’s father, like the Dead Christ. However, there are other interesting paintings to be seen in Urbino: quattrocento curiosities like Uccello’s cycle of the “Miracle of the Desecrated Host” to Orazio Gentileschi’s beautiful Vision of Saint Frances Romana at the other end of the spectrum. Urbino also contains examples of pictures by Piero’s contemporaries who worked for the Duke of Urbino, like the Portuguese Pedro Berruguete whose charming portrait of Federico and his son is here. Artists also painted for religious confraternities at Urbino. From Flanders, we have Joos van Wassenhove (Justus of Ghent, who influenced Santi in the 1470s) whose Institution of the Eucharist was painted for the Brotherhood of Corpus Christi. And more famously, Titian did an altarpiece of the Resurrection for the Corpus Domini brotherhood. I also hear from my sources that recently Urbino has acquired a picture of the plague saint San Rocco (St Roch) by Lorenzo Lotto which is a good addition to their holdings, though the frame surrounding it detracts from the enjoyment of the picture.
 Shown in the NG Raphael: From Urbino to Rome ( NG, 2004), no. 5.
 Shown in the New York exhibition, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi ( Met, 2001), no. 30.