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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

'Virgin and Child' c.1863-5

Albumen print | 9.9 x 7.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2373698

Photograph of an enamel on porcelain work (RCIN 404017) featuring an appropriation of Raphael's 'Colonna Madonna'.

Photograph is from a folder of photographs of paintings and artworks displayed in Prince Albert's (1819-61) rooms. This object was displayed in the lobbies outside of the Blue Room, Windsor Castle, where Prince Albert died. The Blue Room was subsequently referred to as The Albert Room.

Prince Albert highly regarded Raphael, considering him one of the greatest artist. This painting was his favourite work by the artist.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After Anonymous, 19th century (artist)

    After Royal Berlin Porcelain Manufactory (1763-1918) (manufacturer)

  • annotation: (6.)/ Lobbies North and South of/ the "Albert Room." [upper mount]
    annotation: [above work] Virgin and Child [below work] On China. 2 ft 5 1/4 in x 1 ft 10 1/2 in [around photograph]
  • 9.9 x 7.6 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
    • Geography
      • Systematic geography
        • Landscapes
    • Organisation
      • Documentation
        • Books