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Engraving of Turner's "Chain Bridge over the River Tees" W. R. Smith

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    W. R. Smith (active 19th century) (engraver)
    after Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851)
    Object type
    print
    Material and technique
    engraving on Chine collé
    Dimensions
    250 x 326 mm (plate); 322 x 470 mm (sheet)
    Associated place
    Inscription
    Recto, all below the image, engraved:
    left: Drawn by J M W Turner R A
    right: Engraved by W R Smith

    Verso:
    top left, in graphite, struck through: 44
    just below, in graphite: E.282 E.283
    top left, in ink, struck through: 76
    centre right, 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.283
  • 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. 283

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. XII.7.G

    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. 283

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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