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Recto: The Arms of the Stalberger Family. Verso: A Woman playing a Lute 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 120 x 107 mm (block); verso 124 x 97 mm (block); 198 x 150 mm (sheet)
    Inscription
    Recto:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: Stalbergerorum insignia. || Ostentat clypei radiantes area conchas, | Qua Stalbergiacæ sunt monumenta domus. || Indica dat ge[m]mas, roseu[m] quoq[ue] concha liquorem, | Quin & cæruleo buccina grata Deo est. || Sit Pietas tibi ge[m]ma: Liquor generosa animi vis | Purpureus: Patriæ nil magis ornat opes. || Sic te fama canet supra Garamantas & Indos, | Sic patriæ fueris lactea gemma tua.
    bottom left, in graphite: 6

    Verso:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: Cithara & Testudo. || Nos etiam superûm veluti venerabile munus, | Sibila mulcendis auribus apta damus. | Inter honorifici Regis conuiuia docto || Pectine dum nostrum sollicit atur ebur. | Gaudet, & ad cithara[m] ducledine cu[n]cta trahente[m], | Saltat Hamadryadu[m]. Naïadumq[ue] chorus. || Nec satis, ecce lyram cu[m] voce mouemus acuta, | Vt tibi vel lacrymas, eliciátue sales. || Quale canit moriens olor ad vada pura Caistri | Carmen, & argutas Daulias inter aues.
    top right, in ink: 59
    bottom right, in graphite: R 18
    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.018
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    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

    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.020

    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: 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

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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