Video: A Tale of Two Raphaels

In this special film, Evans visits the V&A and Windsor Castle to reveal how Raphael made the cartoons which were used to make tapestries by specialist weavers in Brussels and how they come to be at the V&A. Meanwhile, in Rome, Vatican Museum Curator, Professor Arnold Nesselrath explains how Raphael applied his 'universal genius' to sculpture, architecture and tapestry as well as painting.

At the film's climax, the two curators meet in the Sistine Chapel to witness a hanging of the Raphael tapestries in 'the greatest room in art' . This rare event took place in July 2010 as the prelude to the autumn's historic V&A exhibition.


Event - V&A Book Group

Fri 01 August 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Join us as we discuss Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize Winning ‘The God of Small Things’, a tale of love, loss and growing up in Southern India.

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Regal Peacock Tea Cup and Saucer (Set of Two)

Regal Peacock Tea Cup and Saucer (Set of Two)

Set of two tea cup and saucers from the Regal Peacock collection. First produced in 1913, we welcome the return of the re-named Regal Peacock pattern,…

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