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Photograph of the Sculpture of the Lion of Saint Mark in the Piazzetta, Venice Anonymous Italian

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Anonymous Italian (Anonymous, Italian) (photographer)
    after Anonymous (sculptor)
    Object type
    photograph
    Material and technique
    albumen print
    Dimensions
    251 x 342 mm (print); 279 x 367 mm (mount)
    Associated place
    Inscription
    Within the photograph, bottom left, blind stamped, a monogram, possibly: SS

    On the back of the mount:
    Centre, text in letterpress, in Italian and English, giving the statue's history, and headed: Leone di S. Marco sulla colonna della Piazzetta
    above, centre, in ink, crossed out in ink: 19
    to the right, in graphite: E 160
    below the text, 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.160
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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. 160

    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. 160

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. 110

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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