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


Studies for a Virgin and Child


Albumen print | 11.9 x 15.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2864152

A photograph of a sheet featuring compositional studies by Raphael (c.1509-12), formerly in the Wicar Museum, Lille, and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.454). Ruland (1876) associated the sheet with a composition engraved by Jean Morin. An impression of the print can be found at RCIN 850745.

This drawing features other studies for a Virgin and Child on the verso: see RCIN 851257 for a photograph of the verso.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 850749) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 8 (970567)

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Attributed to Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • 11.9 x 15.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris
    pp. 188-189, no. 539

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p. 200, no. 269