Search "" as a keyword...
Filter suggestionsContinue typing to see suggestions...
Exhibitions and records of works of art

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


The head of a man


Albumen print | 12.5 x 10.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2864199

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1504-1505) now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no. 434). Annotated on the verso.

Joannides (see Bibliographic References) noted a sculpturesque solidity in this drawing created by the dense and strong hatching; for a photograph of another drawing of the same model, see RCIN 851575.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854430) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 48 (970608)

  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 12.5 x 10.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
    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.183-184, no. 528

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p. 151, no. 75