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Prince Albert's Personal Papers

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms


Letter from Jules Devaux to Sylvain Van de Weyer sending information about a Raphael cartoon owned by Comte Charles d'Oultremont de Presle.

1 Jan 186031 Jan 1860

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/516

Devaux writes that the Raphael cartoon belongs to Comte Charles d'Oultremont de Presle, who has given his consent to its being photographed, and is willing for the Prince Consort to send a photographer to the Château de Presle for this purpose. Devaux goes on to explain that the Count did not inherit the picture from his father but that it comes from his wife's family. His father's collection went to his elder brother, and this is the only picture that Comte Charles owns, so that he would be glad to sell it to the Prince if he wished to acquire it.

The subject of the cartoon is not mentioned, but this is not the Raphael painting mentioned in Van de Weyer's letter to the Prince Consort (see VIC/ADDA10/85/515 & VIC/ADDA10/85/517), as is clear from the photographer Edmond Fierlants' letter to Ruland concerning both pictures (see VIC/ADDA10/85/518).

Related Material: For related correspondence, see  VIC/ADDA10/85/515, VIC/ADDA10/85//517 and VIC/ADDA10/85/518.
  • Creator(s)

    Devaux, Jules; Secretary to King Leopold II of the Belgians (writer) [[c. January 1860]]

    Weyer, Sylvain Van de; Belgian Ambassador to Britain (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)