(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

Handing-over the Keys

Tempera on paper, mounted on canvas, 345 x 535 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The largest task Raphael undertook in the course of 1515 was the preparation of the cartoons for the tapestries for the Sistine Chapel depicting the Stories of Saints Peter and Paul. The completed tapestries were acquired by Charles I, King of England, and are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.