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Detail from the miraculous Draft of Fishes, showing Christ and the disciples in a fishing boat

Treasures of the High Renaissance

Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

St Paul Preaching at Athens c.1515-6

Bodycolour on paper, mounted on canvas | 343.0 x 442.0 cm | RCIN 912950

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A cartoon for the tapestry of St Paul Preaching at Athens for the Sistine Chapel.

St Paul, standing on the left with both arms raised, is preaching to onlookers who are standing down the steps at the centre and on the right.