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Prince Albert's Personal Papers

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms


Copy letter from Charles Ruland to Edmond Fierlants giving him the required dimensions of the photograph to be made of Comte Charles d'Oultremont's Raphael cartoon and answering other questions.

6 Feb 1860

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (6 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/520

Ruland writes expressing pleasure that Fierlants has agreed to photograph Comte Charles d'Oultremont's Raphael cartoon (see VIC/ADDA10/85/518), and stating that the photograph may be 45 cm long, or in the original size if smaller. In any case he should send the dimensions of the original. As to the sale of prints from a second plate.

Ruland comments that permission would be needed from the owner of the original; for his part, the Prince Consort would have no objection. He asks Fierlants to send his bill with the plate and two or three prints, to Buckingham Palace. He adds in a postscript that he thinks the picture of which Fierlants sent a photograph (which Ruland calls 'Flora') depicts Diane de Poitiers in mythological guise, or at least it resembles a portrait of her that he remembers seeing in France.

Related Material: For related material, see VIC/ADDA10/85/518.
  • Creator(s)

    Ruland, Charles (writer) [6 February 1860]

    Fierlants, Edmond; photographer in Brussels (addressee)

  • 1 document (6 pages) (whole object)