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Part of the Façade of the destroyed Church of San Michele in Foro, Lucca, as it appeared in 1845 John Ruskin

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on grey wove paper
    Dimensions
    330 x 233 mm
    Associated place
    Inscription
    Recto:
    below the left-hand detail of a column, in graphite: [...] | [...] | across
    below the two right-hand details of columns, in graphite: bottom [...] | like f[...]
    just below both inscriptions, in graphite: Five arches below | small one at each | 4 middle [...] | pairs & one in | middle _ all [...] | only
    labelled down the left-hand side of the main image, in graphite, 'P' and 'P'
    labelled down the right-hand side of the main image, in graphite, 'P', 'A', 'C', 'S', 'B' and 'P'
    bottom right, in ink: San Michele . Lucca | 1845. JR.

    Verso, centre, the Ruskin School's stamp
    Provenance

    Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875; transferred from the Ruskin Drawing School to the Ashmolean Museum, c.1949.

    No. of items
    1
    Accession no.
    WA.RS.ED.083
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Penny, Nicholas, Ruskin's Drawings, Ashmolean - Christie's Handbooks (London: Phaidon, 1988), no. 24

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. 35.D

    Ruskin, John, ‘The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford: Catalogues, Notes and Instructions’, Edward T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, eds, The Works of John Ruskin: Library Edition, 39 (London: George Allen, 1903-1912), 21, cat. Educational no. 83

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 83

    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 020

Location

    • currently in research collection

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

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