[raf-ee-uh-lesk, rey-fee-, rah-fee-]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the style of the painter Raphael.
Origin of Raphaelesque
1830–35; raphael + -esque
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Examples from the Web for raphaelesque
As frontispiece is a portrait of the artist by himself, very Raphaelesque.Freaks of Fanaticism
The whole face partakes of the Raphaelesque cast of physiognomy.Life of John Keats
William Michael Rossetti
Cambiasi had an ardent fancy, and was a bold designer in a Raphaelesque mode.
Later on, his work had a Raphaelesque tinge, showing perhaps the influence of that rising master.A Text-Book of the History of Painting
John C. Van Dyke
The landscape is Raphaelesque, and might mark the time when that master and Fra Bartolommeo influenced his style.Fra Bartolommeo and Andrea D'Agnolo