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Prince Albert's Personal Papers

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms


Letter from Charles Clifford to Charles Ruland sending photographs he has taken of two Raphael drawings in the possession of the former Director of the Royal Museum (the Prado).

11 Dec 1859

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/320

Clifford reports that he is sending to Ruland the negatives and prints of the photographs he has taken of the drawings mentioned in Ruland's letter (see VIC/ADDA10/85/319). He adds that their owner, Señor Madrazo, has three or four other drawings by Raphael including a rough crayon sketch of a detail of the 'Pasmo de Sicilia' (fall on the road to Calvary) and a bold drawing of a large group of women representing Pharaoh's daughter discovering Moses. As a friend of his, he is sure Madrazo would allow him to photograph these for the Prince. He also encloses a photograph he took of the 'Virgen de la Faja' (Virgin of the girdle) belonging to the Duc de Montpensier in Seville. It is very dark and thickly varnished. He can send the negative if the Prince wishes.

Related Material: For related correspondence, see VIC/ADDA10/85/319.
  • Creator(s)

    Clifford, Charles; photographer (writer) [11 December 1859]

    Ruland, Charles (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)