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Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

Letter from Robert Howlett to Dr. Ernst Becker sending a print of his photograph of the Raphael picture at Kensington Palace. 11 Aug 1858

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/31

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Howlett writes that he is sending a print (see VIC/ADDA10/85/32) of the 'Raphael' picture at Kensington Palace, from a wet collodion negative, after 40 minutes' exposure. With dry collodion and a much longer exposure nothing but the frame came out. He comments that the uneven lighting of the picture and its yellowness make it impossible to get a better result. (The picture is now attributed to Annibale Carraci).
  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (writer)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

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