I am not entirely sure if this the original portrait, since there were several in similar or other styles. In regards to the article, I think it may be rather difficult to replicate another person's style, especially a famous painter from the past. The fact that the original artist of the painting replicated Raphael's style very well to the point that it was actually marketed off as an original Raphael painting is astonishing. There were very few distinguishes in art style between the original painter and Raphael that was noted in the painting mentioned in the article. I wonder if the original artist, since he was a renaissance painter that came after Raphael, had actually studied a bit of his art work and style in order to replicate it.