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


Study for the figure of Christ


Albumen print | 31.5 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2864176

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) currently in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 471). The drawing is thought to be a preparatory study for the figure of Christ in Raphael's Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican between 1508 and 1511.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852410) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 24 (970583)

  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 31.5 x 20.5 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-Disputa
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p.185, no.121r

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris
    p.186, no.534