Correspondence relating to a painting by Cornelius Johnson or Janssen, 1929

Scope and Content

The collection contains three items of correspondence relating to an oil painting by the artist Cornelius Johnson (1593-1661) in the possession of Frederick B. Daniell and Son, art dealers, of 32 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London.

There are two letters from the firm to Richard W. Goulding asking him, as an authority on the work of Janssen, to identify the person in the painting, presumed to be Lucius Carey, Lord Falkland. There is also one copy letter from Goulding explaining why he doubts that the picture is of Carey. The letters cover the period 28 February and 4 March 1929.

The letters complement the family and estate papers of the Dukes of Portland held in Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard W. Goulding (1868-1929) was for many years librarian to the 6th Duke of Portland at Welbeck Abbey.


Items have been arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The letters were transferred to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in September 2000.

Related Material

University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Papers of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, Dukes of Portland of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. Reference: Pw

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