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Prince Albert's Personal Papers

Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms


Letter from Sir Francis Baring to General Grey informing him that Baring's father's picture collection was sold at his death.

24 Mar 1859

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/51

In response to a letter from Grey, Baring writes that his father's picture collection was sold at his death, but that his brother Thomas bought two by Raphael, 'The Holy Family' and a head. He adds that another Holy Family by Raphael was sold earlier by his father to the King of Bavaria and is now in Munich. He regrets that he is unable to meet the Prince Consort's wishes [for photographs of his late father's Raphael paintings].

For Thomas Baring's letter, which contradicts this version of the provenance of his Raphael pictures, see VIC/ADDA10/85/54.
  • Creator(s)

    Baring, Francis, Sir (writer) [24 March 1859]

    Grey, Charles, Col. Hon.; Private Secretary to Prince Albert (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)