Raphael 1483 – 1520

The Healing of the Lame Man

bodycolour on paper on canvas (340 × 540 cm) — c. 1516 Museum Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Raphael biography

This work is linked to Acts 3:1

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This cartoon is Raphael's design intended for a tapestry in the Sistine Chapel. Raphael painted the sheets of paper. A weaver copied the design to a tapestry. Many years later the sheets were mounted onto canvas.

The man holding the crippled man's hand is Peter. He is accompanied by John.

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