For the first time ever, The Victoria & Albert Museum is joining together four of Raphael’s tapestries for the Sistine Chapel with their preparatory cartoons. Woven in Brussels, the tapestries were completed in 1519, just months before the artist’s death. Read more here about the incredible ingenuity that went into their construction.

On display from September 8th – October 17th, 2010. Above, a detail from “The Miraculous Draught of Fishes”

Via Interesting Antique Textiles.