‘Raphael: Prince Albert’s Passion’ tells the story of the Prince Consort’s enthusiasm for the artist and how he created the Raphael Collection at Windsor Castle—a compendium of 4,600 prints and photographs of every work thought at the time to be by or after Raphael. The collection is both an extraordinary scholarly resource and an act of homage by one prince to another, the ‘prince of painters’ who, more than Michelangelo and Leonardo, was, in the 19th century, held to be the exemplar of art’s greatest period.
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Who killed cock robin?
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Remembrance through rose-tinted glass
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Let's talk turkey
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Oh sing, choirs of angels
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Riches not measured in coin
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Christmas comes but once a year
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Keeping the Faith
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EXHIBITION OF THE MONTH
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