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The Temple of Minerva Medica (from the Liber Studiorum) Turner

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    Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851) (designer, etcher)
    Robert Dunkarton (1744 - 1811/17) (engraver)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    etching and mezzotint on paper
    207 x 288 mm (plate); 244 x 330 mm (sheet)
    Associated people
    Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) (publisher)
    Associated place
    all within the plate mark, etched:
    top centre: E P
    bottom left: Drawn & Etched by J M W Turner R A P P
    bottom right: Engraved by R Dunkarton
    bottom centre: Published Jany 1 1811 by Mr Turner Queen Ann Street West

    bottom right, in ink: 28

    centre, the Ruskin School's stamp
    just below, in ink: T.5

    Presumably presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford); first recorded in the Ruskin Drawing School in 1906; transferred from the Ruskin Drawing School to the Ashmolean Museum c.1949

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  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Finberg, Alexander J., The History of Turner's Liber Studiorum: With a New Catalogue Raisonné (London: Ernest Benn, 1924), no. 23.I

    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. 173bis


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