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Recto: The Arms of Sigismund Feyrabend. Verso: Bacchus 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 123 x 105 mm (block); verso 119 x 97 mm (block); 198 x 157 mm (sheet)
    Inscription
    Recto:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: Sigismundi Feyrabendij. || Vel mihi Pontificis caput insula sacra coronet, | Nominis & vigeat gloria summa mei. || Insima vel mea sors duro sit pressa labore, | Emundentq[ue] meæ balnea fœda manus. || Idem ego, nequicquam iactās proauita Leone[m] | Arma, Lycaoniæ sentio frena manus. || Quam generosa truci feritati est ab sona virtus, | Ruptio discordis tam foret apta iugi.
    bottom left, in graphite: 8

    Verso:
    a heading followed by two columns above the image, and another two columns below the image: BACCHVS. || Salue magne puer, proles Semeleïa, donis | Terrigenasq[ue] tuis cœlicoasq[ue] beas. | Es robur iuveni, senibus vigor, anxia curi[...] | Corda leuas, cunctis es medicina malis. || Fœlix ille, tuis qui cum ratione scit vti, | Quæ cornu fundis diuite, muneribus. || Illis, heu miserum, qui non exhorret abuti, Hunc misere extinctum sæua procella premit.
    top right, in ink: 8[...]
    bottom right, in graphite: Ref 20
    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.020
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

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

    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, 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.019

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

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