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

Death of Ananias

Musei Vaticani, Vatican

Deep borders made to look like bronze reliefs, displaying five events from Pope Leo's life and five from the life of St Paul, were added to the bottom of the tapestry set. It was noted that in such scenes as the Healing of the Lame Man and the Death of Ananias Raphael has paid homage to Masaccio's cycle of St Peter in the Brancacci Chapel, Florence, particularly in the massing of figures and in their eloquent gestures.