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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 Resurrection and other studies


Albumen print | 32.3 x 22.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2864145

A photograph of a drawing depicting a Resurrection now in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lille (inv. no. 462). This drawing is now almost unanimously considered to be by Giulio Romano, who was inspired by a drawing by Raphael (c.1511-1512) now in the Musée Bonnat, Bayonne (inv. no. 1707). See RCIN 850473 for a photograph of the drawing in the Musée Bonnat.

Raphael was commissioned, probably early in 1511, by the banker Agostino Chigi to decorate his chapel in Santa Maria della Pace. The initial plan of decoration for the chapel included frescoes, two bronze roundels and an altarpiece; however, whilst Raphael executed some designs for the altarpiece, which was to depict the resurrection, it was never executed, and the bronze roundels, whilst cast, appear to never have been installed. The frescoes comprise two registers, with four prophets on the top (flanking a window) and four sybils below. According to Vasari, portions of the frescoes were painted by Timoteo Viti.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 850475) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 5 (RCIN 970564)

  • Creator(s)

    After Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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


    Jesus Christ
  • 32.3 x 22.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Resurrection of Christ
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Santa Maria della Pace [Rome]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Belts
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Heraldry
        • Escutcheons (coats of arms)
    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. 206, no. 587