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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


A flying putto scattering flowers


Albumen print | 23.3 x 17.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2864189

A photograph of a black chalk drawing by Raphael (c.1510-12) now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.432). The photographed drawing has been associated with a compositional sketch for the Sistine Madonna (Frankfurt, Staedel, inv. no.4303; see Bibliographic References).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 850607) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 7 (970566)

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Attributed to Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • 23.3 x 17.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris
    p. 186-187, no. 535

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p. 204, no. 283