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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


An acanthus leaf


Albumen print | 23.7 x 13.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2864163

A photograph of a pen and ink drawing depicting a study of an acanthus leaf now in the collection of Musée de Lille. Annotated on the verso.

This drawing is close to other acanthus leaves studies: see RCINs 854192 and 854193 for photographs of these.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854194) can be found in the Prince Consort's Rapahel Collection, portfolio 46 (970606)

  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 23.7 x 13.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Picture frames
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • General botany
          • Leaves
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs