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


The head of St Andrew


Albumen print | 21.7 x 19 cm (image) | RCIN 2864204

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1503) now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no. 470). Annotated on the verso.

In  the catalogue of the Italian drawings in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (see Bibliographic References), this drawing is described as an auxiliary cartoon for the head of St Andrew in the Coronation of the Virgin, the so-called 'Oddi Altarpiece' (or 'Pala Oddi'), executed by Raphael in 1503-04 and now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.334). See RCIN 851349 for a photograph of the painting.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854432) 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)


    St Andrew [apostle]
  • 21.7 x 19 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.179-180, no. 516

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p. 144, no. 48