The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to support the transformation of Raphael Court at the V&A
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust are delighted to announce their support for the V&A’s transformation of the Raphael Court, to mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death. The Raphael Court, home to the iconic Raphael Cartoons, will be refurbished from 27 January 2020 until late 2020. The Cartoons are loaned to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Raphael Cartoons are considered among the greatest treasures of the Renaissance. The refurbished Raphael Court will explore the significance and status of the Cartoons – encompassing five centuries of history from their creation as full-scale tapestry designs for the Sistine Chapel, the ingenuity of Raphael and his workshop, to their acquisition in 1623 by Charles, Prince of Wales, and their afterlife as iconic works of art in England up to the present day.
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Raphael Cartoon, Christ’s Charge to Peter: Matthew Chapter 16: Verses 18 & 19, & John Chapter 21: Verses 15–18, by Raphael, 1515 – 16, Italy. Museum no. ROYAL LOANS.3. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London