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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)

The Death of Ananias c.1515-6

Bodycolour on paper, mounted on canvas | 342.0 x 532.0 cm | RCIN 912947

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A cartoon for the tapestry of The Death of Ananias for the Sistine chapel.

Ananias falls to the ground, on the right, among astonished onlookers; St Peter with his left arm raised and other disciples are standing on raised platform beyond.