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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 giving his views on the authorship of several drawings. 10 Dec 1861

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/207

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Carpenter writes that he is sure a drawing shown to him by Mr Reid at Ruland's request is by Battista Franco, from the fresco in the Loggie. As for the 3 sheets of studies, the first with sketches of the agony of Our Saviour does not remind him of any particular artist; the second, with sketches of the same subject, has figures recalling Michelangelo, and likewise the third, with sketches of horses. He does not know the work of Baldassare Peruzzi well, although he was influenced by both Raphael and Michelangelo; but if there are drawings by him in the Royal Collection, Ruland may be able to judge whether the drawings are by him. He adds that neither he nor Tiffin has seen the original Raphael sketch of which Ruland sent him the Comte St Morys's facsimile.
  • 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]