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Engraving of Ernst Deger's "Virgin as Queen of Heaven" H. Felsing

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    H. Felsing (active c. 1830 - 1870) (printer)
    Josef Keller (1740 - 1823) (engraver)
    after Ernst Deger (1809 - 1855)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    engraving on wove paper
    677 x 446 mm (plate); 707 x 507 mm (sheet)
    Associated people
    Julius Buddeus (active c. 1830 - 1870) (publisher)
    John Philp (active c. 1830 - 1870) (publisher)
    A. W. Schulgen (active c. 1830 - 1870) (publisher)
    Emil Seitz (active c. 1830 - 1870) (publisher)
    Augusta, Empress of Germany (1811 - 1890) (dedicatee)
    Recto, engraved below the image:
    just below the image, left: E. Deger pinxit.
    just below the image, centre: Das Original befindet sich in der kapelle des Grafen von Spee zu Heltorf.
    just below the image, right: Jos. Keller scpt.
    below, written on either side of a coat of arms: REGINA COELI | Ihrer Maiestät Augusta Königin von Preussen | in tiefster Ehrfucht gewidmet vom Verleger.
    bottom left: LONDON, John Philp, 7.Orchard Street, Portman Square. | NEW-YORK, Emil Seitz, 413. Broadway.
    bottom centre: DÜSSELDORF, JULIUS BUDDEUS. | H. Felsing impr.
    bottom right: PARIS A.W. Schulgen 25 Rue St. Sulpice.

    Recto, left, towards bottom, in graphite: Ref 104

    bottom, towards left, in graphite: Ref 104
    towards bottom, left of centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    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.

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  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Reference Series Including Temporarily the First Section of the Standard Series (London: Smith, Elder, [1872]), cat. Reference no. 104

    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. Reference no. 104


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