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


The head of a woman


Albumen print | 12.9 x 8.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2864160

A photograph of a drawing now in the Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille (inv. no. 478). Annotated on the verso.

In the catalogue of the Italian drawings of the Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, this drawing is catalogued as possibly by Raphael but this attribution has been disputed by scholars (see Bibliographic References).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854467) 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)

  • 12.9 x 8.8 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
    p. 194, no. 548