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Various anatomical studies


Albumen print | 30.5 x 19.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2864207

A photograph of a pen and ink drawing after Raphael now in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lille (inv. no. 490). This drawing depicts a nude man and various anatomical studies. Annotated on the verso.

Traditionally attributed to the Florentine period of Raphael (c.1507-1508), this drawing is now considered to be a copy. The anatomical studies show similarities with various drawings by Raphael (Albertina, Vienna, inv. no. 117; Ashmolean  Museum, Oxford: inv. nos. WA1846.178 and WA1846.179, which are photographed at RCINs 852251, 852852 and 852853; British Museum, inv. no. 1895-9-15-624). See Bibliographic References.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852383) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 48 (970608)

  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 30.5 x 19.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • People
      • Men
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Human body
          • Torsos
          • Legs (anatomical)
    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. 199, no. 559