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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

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

Six draped figures, standing turned to the left c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864431

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 990322). The drawing is a copy of the group of philosophers just to the right of Aristotle in Raphael's 'School of Athens', painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.

Popham and Wilde (1949) recorded the existence of another version of this drawing at Munich. They probably referred to the drawing reproduced in a lithograph by J. N. Strixner, an impression of which can be found at RCIN 852549.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852548) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 26 (970585)
  • 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-School of Athens
  • 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 no. 0819