The Italian painter Raphael Sanzio designed the cartoons for this tapestry series about 1515; the first set of tapestries made from them were woven for the Sistine Chapel. In 1623 the Prince of Wales (later Charles I) acquired seven of the series. The cartoons were objects of art as well as design, and displayed as the first works in England by this Renaissance master.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, from the Acts of the Apostles tapestry series.Woven at Mortlake England ca. 1623. The Italian painter Raphael Sanzio designed the cartoons for this tapestry series about 1515; the first set of tapestries made from them were woven for the Sistine Chapel. In 1623 the Prince of Wales (later Charles I) acquired seven of the series. The cartoons were objects of art as well as design, and displayed as the first works in England by this Renaissance master.