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Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Notes of Becker's response to the letter from the British Minister in Madrid acknowledging receipt of the photograph of the Duke of Alba's picture, and stating that the Prince wishes to acquire the plates of photographs taken in Madrid. 16 Nov 1858

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (2 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/312

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Becker acknowledges receipt of the photographs of the Duke of Alba's picture and sends the Prince's thanks to Buchanan and the Duke. He is glad that the Marquis de St Ysabel has given permission (for the photographing of the Raphaels in the Royal Museum).
Becker states that the Prince wishes to acquire the plates of the photographs taken, in order to obtain permanent impressions of a tone which he likes. If the plate of the Alba photograph belongs to the photographer, the Prince would like to buy it, but if it belongs to the Duke he would not want to ask for it.

Related Material: For related correspondece, see VIC/ADDA10/85/311.
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (writer)

    Andrew Buchanan (addressee)

  • 1 document (2 pages) (whole object)

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