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A cartoon for the tapestry of Christ's Charge to Peter for the Sistine Chapel. Christ is standing on the left, pointing behind himself to a flock of sheep and in front to the keys held by Peter, who is kneeling. The other disciples stand in a group at the

Discover Prince Albert’s passion for the work of Raphael

Louis Haghe (1806-85)

The Ballroom, Buckingham Palace, 17 June 1856 signed and dated 1856

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 31.7 x 47.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919910

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A print by Francois Hubert representing the third hour of the night. This print is lettered with the title in Italian at the bottom of the image, publication details and the identification of Raphael as the painter of the fresco. Signed by the printmaker.

The third hour of the night ©

Copies after the Hours of the Day and Night, frescoes which were widely attributed to Raphael in the nineteenth century, can clearly be seen on the left-hand side of Louis Haghe’s watercolour of the new ballroom at Buckingham Palace. Completed in 1856, its interior decoration was planned by Albert and his artistic advisor Ludwig Grüner. Elizabeth Eastlake, an art critic and wife of the Director of the National Gallery, pronounced herself ’enchanted’ with the design.