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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 Sacrifice at Lystra c.1515-6

Bodycolour on paper, mounted on canvas | 347.0 x 542.0 cm | RCIN 912949

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A cartoon for the tapestry of The Sacrifice at Lystra for the Sistine chapel.

A man with an axe, at the centre, prepares to strike a bull before the altar; on the left St Paul rends his robe; onlookers are standing on the right.