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Selection of Prince Albert’s personal records spanning the period 1828-58

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Copy of letter from Dr. Ernst Becker to Gerolamo Brioschi informing him that payment has been sent for his work, but that the Prince Consort has decided not togive him any further work because of his exorbitant charges. 9 Jul 1858

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/267

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In reply to Brioschi's letter (see VIC/ADDA10/85/266), Becker says that his bill for 530 francs has been paid, but points out that this price is four times as high as the best London photographers would ask. There are more pictures in Milan that the Prince would have liked to have photographed, but in view of the fact that Brioschi has charged so much for four reproductions which are not even of the same size, so that they cannot be joined together, HRH has decided not to give him any further commissions.

Written on the back of Brioschi's letter, see VIC/ADDA10/85/266, with note that this refers to 'the Fumagalli Madonna'.

Related Material: For related correspondence, see VIC/ADDA10/85/266.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (writer)

    Gerolamo Brioschi (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
    Language(s)
    English