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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 frame for a painting


Albumen print | 15.6 x 20.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2864210

A photograph of a pen and ink drawing possibly by Raphael (c. 1503) depicting a frame for a painting now in the Musée de Lille (inv. no. 492 verso). This drawing is on the verso of a sheet depicting two angels (see RCIN 851357 for a photograph of the recto).

Joannides (see Bibliographic References) suggested the name of Perin del Vaga as the draughtsman of this drawing.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854237) can be found in the Prince Consort's Collection, portfolio 46 (970606)

  • Creator(s)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

    After? Perino del Vaga (Florence 1501-Rome 1547) (draughtsman)

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

  • 15.6 x 20.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Picture frames
  • 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.180, no.517v

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p.143, no.43v