The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

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The Head of a Miser: enlarged Drawing from Lützelburger's Woodcut of "The Councillor", from the Series of "Images of Death" John Ruskin

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    after Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 - 1543) (designer)
    after Hans Lützelburger (c. 1495 - 1526) (block cutter)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    ink wash and graphite on wove paper
    Dimensions
    283 x 388 mm
    Inscription
    Recto:
    written up the right edge, in graphite, written over a similar text which has been erased: Dear Sir, I'll do more to it tomorrow if you like | I'm tired now - and will take the cup
    bottom right, in graphite, written down the sheet (recent): TOP

    Verso:
    left and below centre, in graphite, written down the sheet: E. 73
    just below 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.073
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 73

    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. 73

    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 224

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. 32.B

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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