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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


The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist and a winged Angel


Albumen print | 17.8 x 15.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2864147

A photograph of an arch topped pen and ink drawing by Raphael (c.1504-05), formerly in the Wicar Museum, Lille and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.431). The drawing has been generally regarded as a preliminary sketch for Rapahel's ‘Terranuova Madonna’ (c.1504-05; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, inv. no.247A).See RCIN 850660 for a photograph of the Berlin painting.

Showing the half length seated figure of the Virgin with the Child lying on her lap, flanked by the Infant Baptist, a winged angel and St Joseph.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 850665) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 8 (970567)

  • Creator(s)

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

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


    Saint Joseph
  • 17.8 x 15.7 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    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.181-182, no.521

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p. 149, no. 69