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Reverend Robert Collyer

Letter from Reverend Robert Collyer, Librarian at Holkham Hall, to Dr. Ernst Becker regarding the identification of drawings by Raphael at Holkham. 25 Nov 1859

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/86

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Collyer writes that there is a drawing at Holkham entitled 'Joseph and his Brethren', but that this has always been ascribed to Caravaggio. There is a small drawing by Raphael which has always been called 'Our Saviour and his disciples'; Passavant and Waagen may have confused the two, or the latter drawing may in fact be of Joseph and his brethren. Collyer promises to examine it and report back to Becker. Collyer first mentions Caravaggio as the author of the drawing but later in the letter names Correggio, one or the other clearly a mistake.
  • Creator(s)

    Reverend Robert Collyer (writer)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (addressee) [25]

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
  • Place of Production
    Holkham Hall [Norfolk]