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Carl Ruland (1834-1907)

Copy letter from Charles Ruland to Robert Bingham, photographer in Paris, acknowledging receipt of his photographs of Raphael drawings and requesting further information 23 Jan 1860

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (8 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/235

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Ruland states that he has received the photographs which Bingham sent to his predecessor Dr Becker (see VIC/ADDA10/85/234). Most seem to be from the Louvre, but Ruland has been unable to identify some. He lists these, as numbered on the envelopes:

11. Untitled drawing
18. Arabesques
22. Christ at Emmaus
23. Head of a woman
27. Two prophets & an angel
28. Head of a woman
31. Unknown subject

- and asks who they belong to and whether all are ascribed to Raphael, and whether No. 30, Faith & Charity, represents the whole drawing. He asks for information about three drawings in the Louvre which the Prince wished to have photographed but which Bingham has not sent: 1. Study on grey paper for La Madonna della Gatta at Venice; 2. Head of a man looking upwards, on the reverse of another showing a saint seated; 3. The judgment of Paris. He asks whether there is a catalogue of the drawings at the Louvre; if so, he wishes Bingham to send him a copy.

Ruland refers to a drawing belonging to Mr Poynter of which Bingham has sent a photograph; he understands that Poynter has another Raphael drawing, 'La Vierge au Donataire', and the Prince would like this photographed too. He presumes Becker gave Bingham a list of drawings belonging to Messrs Reiset, Gatteaux, Canonge, Piscatore and others which the Prince would like photographed; if not, Ruland will send it to him. He hopes Bingham has recovered, and looks forward to receiving photographs of the 54 drawings in the Wicar collection at Lille.

Related Material: For related correspondence, see VIC/ADDA10/85/234.
  • Creator(s)

    Carl Ruland (1834-1907) (writer)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (addressee)

  • 1 document (8 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
    Language(s)
    English
  • Place of Production
    Windsor Castle