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Four Studies of Ling John Ruskin

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    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    watercolour, bodycolour, and pen and ink over graphite on blue wove paper
    233 x 161 mm
    Recto, all in ink (Ruskin):
    above the upper right-hand study: Fig 2
    below the lower left-hand study: youngest lateral sprig .
    below and to the right of the lower right-hand study: Lateral sprig | left.
    bottom left: 9
    just to the right: ling. Conf. F. 4. 677. | for stipule ['stipule' underlined twice]

    Verso, top left, in graphite: p.308

    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:


    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 133

    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. Unframed


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