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Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum

1 Jan 1858

Title

Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum

Date

1 Jan 1858

Archive reference number

NGA2/3/3/35

Description

Relating to the despatch of the Lombardi pictures. Also comments about the dating of the Fra Filippo Lippi picture [The Annunciation, NG666]. "If the National Gallery Catalogue is good for anything it is valuable for the correctness of its facts and for avoiding the loose statements which are common in foreign works of the kind. One such arbitrary assertion or rather false assertion (as regards Vasari) would be enough, with cursory readers to condemn the book."

Record type

Item

Alternative reference numbers

NG32/71.35

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