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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


Six draped figures, standing turned to the left

c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864431

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)


  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • 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
    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
    no. 0819