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Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum

14 Sep 1859


Letter from Sir Charles Eastlake to Ralph N Wornum


14 Sep 1859

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Milan. Relating to the cleaning of the Giulio Romano [now Workshop of Guilio Romano, The Infancy of Jupiter, NG299], Romanino [The Nativity, NG297] and the Borgognone [Bergognone, The Virgin and Child with St Catherine of Alexandria and St Catherine of Siena, NG298]. Also detailed commentary on cleaning, glazing and varnishing of pictures. He entreats Wornum not to hang the Giulio Romano if "the result is not perfectly satisfactory ... it is better to wait six months than to have forever condemned as a botched affair". Includes details of Moteni's research about Borgognone "conclusive, in proving that Ambrogio da Falsano and Borgognone are one and the same" and details of offer for Duke Melzi's altarpiece by Cesare da Sesto. Concludes with a report of pictures he has seen in Venice.

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