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

Andrew Buchanan

Letter from the British Minister in Madrid to Dr. Ernst Becker sending a photograph of a picture in the Duke of Alba's collection by messenger, and that permission has been given for the photographing of Raphael pictures in the Royal Museum 8 Nov 1858

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/311

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Buchanan states that the Queen's Messenger is bringing a photograph of a picture attributed to Raphael in the Duke of Alba's collection, together with a duplicate photograph painted over in oils because the photograph is defective. This was commissioned by Count Tascher de la Pagerie. He also reports that the Marquis de St Ysabel has given permission for the photographing of the 'Virgen de la Rosa', No. 794 in the catalogue of the Royal Museum, and of the painting attributed to Giulio Romano, No. 827, mentioned in Becker's first letter, and of the small Raphael mentioned in his last letter, formerly in the Escorial and now No. 798 in the museum catalogue. The picture of which Becker sent a line engraving has not yet been found, however, but a search is to be made. The photographs will be taken as soon as the photographer Charles Clifford returns to Madrid.
  • Creator(s)

    Andrew Buchanan (writer)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
    Language(s)
    English
  • Place of Production
    Madrid [Spain]