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


Drapery studies, and a sketch of a horse and rider


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

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

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