Mobile menu

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Copy letter from Dr. Ernst Becker to Ludwig Gruner responding to Count Riesch's request for a bust of the Prince Consort in return for allowing his Raphael drawing to be photographed for the Prince. 15 Dec 1859

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (2 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/430

Your share link is...


Following Gruner's letter of 8 December (see VIC/ADDA10/85/423) conveying Count Riesch's proposal that in compensation for the loss of value that his Raphael drawing will suffer as a result of being photographed, the Prince Consort should donate a marble bust to his gallery,
Dr. Becker gives the Prince Consrt's response: if HRH had thought it possible that photographing the drawing would devalue it, as a gentleman he would never have made his request. Since Count Riesch is of this opinion, however, HRH asks that his wish should be regarded as never having been expressed.

Related Material: For related correspondence, see VIC/ADDA10/85/423.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (writer)

    Ludwig Grüner (1801-82) (addressee)

  • 1 document (2 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
  • Place of Production
    Osborne House