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Treasures of the High Renaissance

Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Conversion of the Proconsul c.1515-6

Bodycolour on paper, mounted on canvas | 342.0 x 446.0 cm | RCIN 912948

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A cartoon for the tapestry of The Conversion of the Proconsul for the Sistine chapel.

Sergius Paulus is seated at the centre in a classical interior; Elymas is staggering blind to the right while St Paul is gesturing at left; onlookers are standing on either side.

  • Creator(s)

    Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    School of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 342.0 x 446.0 cm (whole object)

  • The Blinding of Elymas

  • Purchased by Charles I (when Prince of Wales), 1623; on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum since 1865

    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sistine Chapel [Vatican Palace]