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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 men on horseback


Albumen print? | RCIN 2864265

A photograph of a drawing depicting two men on horseback now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (inv. no. 35 recto). This drawing features on the verso a study for a lion  (see RCIN 854507 for a photograph of the verso).  

For the Gallerie dell'Accademia (see Bibliographic References) this drawing derives from the large fresco of the Crucifixion (now lost) painted by Perugino for the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, which is known through various preparatory drawings.

For further information see RCIN 854272, a copy of this photograph in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 47 (970607)

  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work copying Pietro Perugino (Città della Pieve c.1450-Fontignano 1523) (artist)

    Attributed to Florence : Alinari (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ Crucifixion
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Gallerie dell' Accademia di Venezia : catalogo dei disegni antichi. v.
    S. Ferino Pagden, Disegni Umbri (1984), pp. 123-124, no. 45 (for the drawing); pp. 13-31 (for the sketchbook)