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William Hookham Carpenter (1792-1866)

Letter from William Hookham Carpenter, the Keeper of Prints & Drawings at the British Museum, to Charles Ruland on the photographing of the [Raphael] drawings at the museum, and on the death of J.D. Passavant. 28 Sep 1861

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/199

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Carpenter expresses satisfaction that the Prince is pleased with Bambridge's photographs of the drawings at the British Museum, and promises to provide facilities for him to take further photographs as requested by Ruland. He is grieved at the death of Passavant, whose work he praises, and hopes that it will be possible for volumes 3 to 6 of his 'Le Peintre-Graveur', which Passavant was preparing, to be published posthumously. Carpenter appears to have written 'Bainbridge' rather than 'Bambridge', but this is evidently a mistake.
  • Creator(s)

    William Hookham Carpenter (1792-1866) (writer)

    Carl Ruland (1834-1907) (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
  • Place of Production
    London [Greater London]