But that’s not likely, is it? So, I’ll settle for another visit to the Galleria Borghese when I’m in Rome in June. There, I can admire Raphael’s Portrait of Young Woman with Unicorn, an oil on panel, finished around 1506.
I do love this gallery and I think that for first time, I might sign up for a proper, guided tour instead of wandering around, assisted only by the Gallery’s audio guide and my own notes.
I see that Context Rome is offering a guided tour beginning at the inhumanely early hour of 8:40 a.m. It will be a challenge for me to get up there in time from the Campo de' Fiori area (I’m not exactly an early bird) but at least I won’t waste my time in Rome sleeping in!
And of course, I look forward to seeing Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath, finished somewhere between 1609 and 1610. It has been argued that Caravaggio painted his own agonized face on the severed head, as an act of contrition.