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Berry Pomeroy Castle (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, engraver)
    Henry Edward Dawe (1790 - 1848) (etcher)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    mezzotint and etching on paper
    214 x 291 mm (plate); 296 x 438 mm (sheet)
    Associated people
    Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) (publisher)
    Associated place
    within the plate mark, etched:
    top centre: E.P.
    bottom centre: Drawn & Engraved by I M W Turner E.sqr RA | Publish'd Jan 1.1816 by I.M.W. Turner Queen Ann Street West

    bottom, towards right, in graphite: F58
    bottom right, in black ink: 109

    below centre: 10.q
    bottom right: A. A. First state [?] | [...]
    centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    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: Catalogue of the Rudimentary Series, in the Arrangement of 1873, ed. Robert Hewison (London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1984), cat. Rudimentary no. 172, RUD.172

    Finberg, Alexander J., The History of Turner's Liber Studiorum: With a New Catalogue Raisonné (London: Ernest Benn, 1924), no. 58.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. 162


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