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Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum

14 Jul 1853


Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum


14 Jul 1853

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Notifying Wornum of three additional paintings in the Gallery which should be in the catalogue: a Claude-Joseph Vernet [A Sporting Contest on the Tiber at Rome, NG236]; a Zurbaran [St Francis in Meditation, NG230]; and a School of Bellini [A Warrior adoring the Infant Christ and the Virgin, now attributed to Catena, NG234]. He also mentions Velasquez's "Manger" [The Adoration of the Shepherds, now Italian, Neapolitan School, NG232] which had recently been bought but had not yet been hung. The details of the sales of these paintings are specifically mentioned.

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