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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


Study for a stooping figure and a sketch of the Virgin and Child with St John


Albumen print | 15.9 x 11.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2864179

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 479).

The study of the stooping figure shown in profile to right connects with one of the pupils of Euclid in the right foreground of Raphael's 'School of Athens', painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852562) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 26 (970585) 

  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 15.9 x 11.4 cm (image)

  • 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)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p.190, no.229