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Photograph of the Pier on the north Side of the central western Porch of Chartres Cathedral

  • Details

    Object type
    Material and technique
    albumen print
    446 x 339 mm (print); 456 x 346 mm (mount)
    Associated place
    Recto, bottom left, stamped in red ink, a monogram: FBF [the first 'F' reversed; the whole enclosed in a dotted circular dotted line]

    On the back of the mount:
    towards bottom right, in graphite: Ref 55.
    just below, in graphite: G
    towards bottom 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. 55

    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. 55


    • Western Art Print Room

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