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The Arms of the Holy Roman Emperor Jost Amman

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Jost Amman (1539 - 1591) (block cutter)
    Object type
    print
    Material and technique
    recto: woodcut and letterpress; verso: letterpress, all on laid paper
    Dimensions
    125 x 106 mm (block); 198 x 148 mm (sheet)
    Inscription
    Recto:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: Romanorum imperatoris insignia. || Inter vt ætherios Phœbi iubar eminet ignes, | Orbis in imperio sic Cæsaris inclyta virtus || Lustrat & Eoas Hersperiasq[ue] domos, | Emicat, & Solis replet vtranq[ue] domum. || Consilio, auxilio, virtute, fideq[ue] manuq[ue], | Sic gaudent Romanæ Aquilæ volitare per orbem. || Cæsar adest populis, & pia sceptra leuat. | Has tu præsidio protege Christe tuo.
    bottom left, in graphite: 1
    bottom right, in graphite: R 15

    Verso:
    in letterpress, 16 lines of text beneath the heading: SPECANTI | LECTORI.
    bottom 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.RUD.015
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    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. Rudimentary no. 15-021

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in the Preliminary Exercises Arranged for the Lower Drawing-School (London: Smith, Elder, 1872), cat. Rudimentary no. 15-021

    Ruskin, John, ‘Rudimentary Series 1878’, 1878, Oxford, Oxford University Archives, cat. Rudimentary no. 15-021

    Ruskin, John, The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford: Catalogue of the Rudimentary Series, in the Arrangement of 1873, ed. Robert Hewison (London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1984), cat. Rudimentary no. 15-021, RUD.016

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in the Preliminary Exercise Arranged For the Lower Drawing-School (London: Spottiswoode, 1873), cat. Rudimentary no. 15-021

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in Practice of Elementary Drawing, Arranged with Reference to the First Series of Examples in the Drawings Schools of the University of Oxford (n.p., [1872]), cat. Rudimentary no. 15-021

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

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