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Recto: The Arms of the Elector of Brandenburg. Verso: Justice Jost Amman

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Jost Amman (1539 - 1591) (block cutter)
    Object type
    print
    Material and technique
    woodcut and letterpress on laid paper
    Dimensions
    recto 121 x 107 mm (block); verso 1198 x 98 mm (block); 198 x 155 mm (sheet)
    Inscription
    Recto:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: Electoris Brandenburgici insignia. || Ille manu fœlix, & fœlix omine sceptra | Quem cingunt Romanaæ aquilæ, validiq[ue] leones, || Palladis armisonæ lætus amore leuat. | Gryphesq[ue] infestis turba inimica feris. || Principis hac claret quoq[ue] Brandenburgica laude | Hinc virtus etiam tua due Rodolphe vagatur, || Gloria, in Imperio magne Quirine tuo. | Clara per Oenetrias Teutonicasq[ue] plagas.
    bottom left, in graphite: R 16
    just below, in graphite: 3

    Verso:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: IVSTITIA. | Aspice sanctarum custos sanctißima legum, | Iuncta Themis Nemesi dextrāq[ue] ensemq[ue] gubernat, || Hic est ense minax, inde bilance gravis. | Vt sint digna bonis præmia, pœna malis. || Læva sed æquato pensans examine lances, | ergo suas iungunt Pax & Respublica dextras, || Cuiq[ue] suum tribuit, ceu pia norma iubet. | Lætaq[ue] gratanti iubila voce canunt.
    top right, in ink: 21
    bottom left, 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.016
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

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

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in the Preliminary Exercise Arranged For the Lower Drawing-School (London: Spottiswoode, 1873), 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.017

    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, ‘Rudimentary Series 1878’, 1878, Oxford, Oxford University Archives, 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

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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