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Photograph of Ruskin's Drawing of Turner's "Okehampton, Devonshire" anonymous British

  • 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.

    Although listed by Cook and Wedderburn as a drawing, this is clearly a photograph.

  • Details

    anonymous British (Anonymous (British)) (photographer)
    after John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    after Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    gum bichromate print on card
    299 x 411 mm
    Associated place
    written up the lower part of the right edge, in graphite: Suppl. 175
    towards bottom, left of centre, the Ruskin School's stamp
    just below, in ink: M.46

    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:


    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. 175


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