Set of 7 Silver Plate Framed Raphael Cartoons

GBP 3,475.00

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Object Description

These framed artworks are after artist John F. Henning’s 19th century plaster cast depictions of seven religious tapestries by high renaissance painter Raphael. Each are made in silver plate on copper electrotype plaques within a glazed ebonised wooden frame. All scenes are of a religious nature, depicting key episodes of the lives of Christian apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. They include ‘The Healing of the Lame Man’, ‘Christ’s Charge to Peter’, ‘The Sacrifice at Lystra’, ‘The Death of Ananias’, ‘The Miraculous Draught of Fishes’, ‘The Conversion of the Proconsul’ and ‘Paul Preaching at Athens’. These plaques are rarely available as a complete set of seven.

Best known for his works in Italian architecture including ‘School of Athens’ and ‘Madonna’, Raphael is considered one of the most influential painters of the renaissance period. In 1515, Pope Leo X commissioned Raphael to paint what are today known as the Raphael Cartoons: a series of ten artistic tapestries to be displayed in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. Of the ten original designs, only seven have survived and can currently be viewed at the V&A museum in London.

In the early 19th century, Scottish sculptor John F. Henning, regarded most notably for his scale replicas of Greek friezes, recreated the Raphael Cartoons in plaster cast. These scale casts provided inspiration for these silver plate plaques, captured in stunning detail with relief decoration.

Additional Information:
Frames are slightly different sizes. Four measure W35.5 x H26.5cm and three W32 x H28cm.

Object History

After John F. Henning’s 19th C plaster casts of ‘The Raphael Cartoons’ (circa 16th C)

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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