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Isis (from the Liber Studiorum) Turner

  • Curator’s description:


    According to Cook and Wedderburn (XXI.305), the Supplementary Cabinet was 'a cabinet which Ruskin placed in the School but did not fill'; the examples which they listed were placed there shortly before their catalogue was published in 1906.

  • Details

    Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851) (designer, etcher)
    William Say (1768 - 1834) (engraver)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    etching and mezzotint on paper
    206 x 288 mm (plate); 286 x 409 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 I.M.W. Turner Esq. R.A. P.P.
    bottom right: Engraved by W. Say Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester
    bottom centre: ISIS | Picture in the Possession of the Earl of Egremont | 3 Feet by 4 Feet | London. Pub. Jan. 1. 1819 by I.M.W. Turner Queen Ann Str. West.

    top right, in graphite: 68

    bottom left, in ink: Mary Constance Clarke [Lugt 449]
    bottom right, a stamp in black ink depicting a tower in a double oval frame [Lugt 2758, Charles Stokes]
    centre right, the Ruskin School's stamp
    just below, in ink: T.2

    Charles Stokes, presumably until his death in 1853

    No. of items
    Accession no.
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:


  • 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. 68.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. Supplementary no. 167


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