Mobile menu
Welcome back to the royal residences. Find out more about our measures to keep you safe.

Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Drapery studies, and a sketch of a horse and rider 1860

Albumen print | 32 x 18.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2864169

Your share link is...


A photograph of a drawing by Raphael formerly in the Wicar Museum, Lille and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 483). The drawing is a study for the drapery of St James in the 'Coronation of the Virgin', the main panel of the 'Oddi Altarpiece' (or 'Pala Oddi') executed by Raphael in c.1502-03 and now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.334). Photographs of the 'Coronation of the Virgin' at RCINs 851349, 851350, 851351.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851363) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 14 (970573) 

  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Saint James
  • 32 x 18.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.144, no.46v

    Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983 : Raffaello. I disegni 1983 : I disegni. (Catalogo dei Disegni a cura di Oberhuber, Ferino Pagden, Huber), Florence 1983 p.586, no.52

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris p.179, no.515v