… and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

“And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

https://www.bible.com/1/luk.5.1.kjv


RAPHAEL (URBINO 1483-ROME 1520)

The Miraculous Draft of Fishes c.1515-6

Bodycolour over charcoal on many sheets of paper, mounted on canvas | 319.0 x 399.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 912944

https://www.rct.uk/collection/912944/the-miraculous-draft-of-fishes

Description

A full-scale drawing, known as a cartoon, for the tapestry of The Miraculous Draft of Fishes, commissioned by Pope Leo X for the Sistine Chapel. The cartoon shows two boats on the water. On the left Christ is seated, with the Apostles Peter and Andrew in astonishment before him. Their boat is full of fish. The second boat shows two fishermen hauling in their nets full of fish, while another steers the boat. In the foreground is a group of birds. In the distance on the right is the shore with crowds and buildings.

Provenance

Purchased by Charles I (when Prince of Wales), 1623; on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum since 1865

People involved

Creator(s)

Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

School of

Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

Acquirer(s)

Charles I, King of Great Britain (1600-49)

Subject(s)

Jesus Christ

Physical properties

Medium and techniques

Bodycolour over charcoal on many sheets of paper, mounted on canvas

paper,

canvas,

bodycolour

laid on

Measurements

319.0 x 399.0 cm (whole object)

Groupings

Object type(s)

◦ visual works

▪ drawings/watercolours

▪ cartoons (preparatory)

Subject(s)

◦ Religion & Theology

▪ Religions and faiths

▪ Christianity

▪ Life of Christ

▪ Public Life of Christ

▪ Christ Calling the Apostles

▪ Christ-Miraculous Draught of Fishes

▪ Christ-Miracles

◦ Places

▪ Europe

▪ Italy

▪ Lazio [Italy]

▪ Rome [Lazio]

▪ Vatican City [Rome]

▪ Vatican Palace [Vatican City]

▪ Sistine Chapel [Vatican Palace]

References

Other number(s)

RL 12944

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