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


A nude man


Albumen print | 16.4 x 9.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2864206

A photograph of a drawing depicting a nude man now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no. 495), where it is catalogued as anonymous. Annotated on the verso.

The authorship of this drawing has been debated and many names such as Andrea del Sarto and Andrea Sansovino have been proposed (see Bibliographic References). This drawing is on the verso of a depiction of putti (see RCIN 851908 for a photograph of the recto).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854324) can be found in the Prince Consort's Rapahel Collection, portfolio 48 (970608)

  • Creator(s)

    After Anonymous, 16th century (draughtsman)

    Associated with Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

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

  • 16.4 x 9.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • People
      • Men
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Containers
          • Vessels (containers)
            • Vases
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Muscles
    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
    pp.332-333, no. 832v