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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


Hercules and Antaeus

c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864410

A photograph of a drawing by Signorelli now in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (RCIN 912805). Ruland (1876) correctly attributed the sheet to Signorelli and associated the figure of Antaeus in the drawing to that in an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi (RCIN 851837).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851841) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 18 (970577)
  • Creator(s)

    After Luca Signorelli (c. 1445-1523) (artist)

    Attributed to Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Fiction
          • Tales & legends
            • Myths
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Hercules
    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

    Shoemaker/Broun 1981 : I. Shoemaker and E. Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi: Spencer Museum of Art; The Ackland Art Museum, 1981
    p.164, under no.51 (entry by Innis H. Shoemaker)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985
    p.248, under no.VII.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)