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 - Nursery Classics: Frederick Warne's Fine Art Picture Books

Tue 03 February 2015–Mon 11 May 2015

DISPLAY: During the second half of the nineteenth century Frederick Warne & Co galvanised a reputation as one of the country’s leading publishers of fine art picture books for children.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the…

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