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After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Christ's charge to Peter c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864396

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912751). The drawing is an offset from a preparatory study by Raphael for the tapestry cartoon of 'Christ's Charge to Peter'. Three fragments of the original study survive, one with the figure of Christ (Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv. no.3854; see RCIN 853044), and two others with the heads of the Disciples (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Woodner Collection, inv. no.1993.51.2).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 853046) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 31 (970590)

  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Attributed to Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    Saint Peter
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Public Life of Christ
              • Christ's Charge to Peter (Donation of the Keys)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Ironmongery
          • Keys