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Morpeth, Northumberland (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)
    Charles Turner (1773 - 1857) (engraver)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    etching and mezzotint on paper
    207 x 287 mm (plate); 242 x 331 mm (sheet)
    Associated people
    Charles Turner (1773 - 1857) (publisher)
    Associated place
    all within the plate mark, etched:
    top centre: A
    bottom left: Drawn & Etched by J.M.W. Turner Esqr. R.A. P.P.
    bottom right: Engraved by Chas. Turner
    bottom centre: MORPETH NORTHD. | London. Published March 19. 1809 by C. Turner. No. 50. Warren Street, Fitzroy Square

    bottom left, in graphite: J.R.
    bottom right, in ink: 55

    Verso, bottom right, in graphite: In J [?]

    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. 21.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. 168


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