317
317
[Thompson, Charles Thurston]
[STUDIES AND DRAWINGS BY RAFFAELLE IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION AT WINDSOR CASTLE. PHOTOGRAPHED BY COMMAND OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT. LONDON, C.1856]
Estimate
3,0005,000
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317
[Thompson, Charles Thurston]
[STUDIES AND DRAWINGS BY RAFFAELLE IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION AT WINDSOR CASTLE. PHOTOGRAPHED BY COMMAND OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT. LONDON, C.1856]
Estimate
3,0005,000
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[Thompson, Charles Thurston]
[STUDIES AND DRAWINGS BY RAFFAELLE IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION AT WINDSOR CASTLE. PHOTOGRAPHED BY COMMAND OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT. LONDON, C.1856]
Folio (495 x 374mm.), 30 ALBUMEN PRINTS mounted on card, contemporary burgundy morocco gilt by Rivière, sides with gilt ruled border with crowed letter 'L' at corners, spine in compartments with raised bands gilt, gilt edges, cream endpapers, minor scattered spotting and dust-soiling, joints split, covers detached, spine worn, binding rather rubbed
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Provenance

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), crowned monogrammed initial 'L' to sides of binding

Catalogue Note

FROM THE LIBRARY OF PRINCESS LOUISE, daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1853 Prince Albert embarked on a project to create an album of prints of all of Raphael's works, which was later expanded to include related drawings and engravings, intended to show the evolution of a painting from the first sketch to the final work. Hallam Tennyson, son of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, remarked that Princess Louise could "draw beautifully", however due to her royal rank, an artistic career was not considered. Queen Victoria did allow Princes Louise to attend art school under the tutelage of the sculptor Mary Thornycroft, and later (in 1863) allowed her to study at the National Art Training School in South Kensington.

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