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


Two children wrestling


Albumen print | 17.6 x 10.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2864190

A photograph of a drawing now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. Pl 494). The drawing, formerly attributed to Raphael or to a member of his circle, has been identified by Pluchart (1889) as a copy after Michelangelo's wrestling putti painted on the left of the Libyan Sibyl in the Sistine Chapel. Ruland (1876) catalogued the drawing as being then in the Wicar Museum, Lille.

This drawing features a study of a nude man on the verso (see RCIN 854324 for a photograph of the verso).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851908) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 18 (970577)

  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese 1475-Rome 1564) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

  • 17.6 x 10.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • People
      • Children
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Biological sciences
        • Zoology
          • Animals
            • Mythical creatures
              • Putti
    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.332-3, no.832r