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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

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

Head of a young man c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864411

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912752). The drawing has been sometimes described as a copy of the head of the foremost figure running alongside the rider in the centre-right foreground of the fresco of 'The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple', painted by Raphael in 1511-12 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852699) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 28 (970587)
  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London p.319, no.822