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


A naked standing youth


Albumen print | 23.7 x 13.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2864191

A photograph of a facsimile of a drawing generally attributed to Giulio Romano now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl. 481). Lettered with artists' names (and traditional attribution to Raphael). Numbered at upper right: PL. XVII. Published in 'Choix de dessins de Raphael qui font partie de la collection Wicar à Lille', Paris 1858.

The drawing is a preparatory study for the figure of the Emperor Lothair, painted on the dado beneath the fresco of 'The Victory at Ostia' in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican. The dado decoration is attributed to Giulio Romano by Vasari.

The facsimile depicted in this photograph (RCIN 852862) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 29 (970588)

  • Creator(s)

    After Adolphe André Wacquez (b. 1814) (printmaker)

    After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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


    Lothair I, Holy Roman Emperor (798-855)
  • 23.7 x 13.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza dell'Incendio [Vatican Palace]
    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.206, no.589