Ugo da Carpi
(fl c. 1502−32)
The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
231 × 345 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 6136
In 1515 Raphael was commissioned by Pope Leo X to design a series of tapestries to be hung on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, representing the acts of Saints Peter and Paul. For the tapestries to be executed far from Rome, at the Brussels workshop of the weaver Pieter van Aelst, Raphael and his assistants prepared full-size cartoons. The colour woodcut, imitating the effect of brush drawings, closely follows a study by Raphael in the Royal Collection, Windsor.