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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


Two male heads with the head of a lion


Albumen print | 17.9 x 19.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2864208

A photograph of a drawing now in Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille (inv. no. 493), where it is catalogued as possibly by Raphael.

This drawing is included in the catalogue of Raphael's drawings written by Joannides, where he notes that it is "unlike any other Raphael drawing. This little allegory of the fat and the thin presumably dates from c. 1507" (see Bibliographic References).

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 854487) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 48 (970608)
  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 17.9 x 19.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Biological sciences
        • Zoology
          • Animals
            • Mammals
              • Carnivorous mammals
                • Felines
                  • Lions
    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. 195-196, no. 551

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford
    p. 180, no. 193