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Studies of Foliage Henry Stacy Marks

  • Curator’s description:


    As the unframed examples had not been given an order by Ruskin, they have been given arbitrary accession numbers based upon their position in Cook and Wedderburn's list of the unframed objects (XXI.308) for the purposes of the current catalogue.

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    Henry Stacy Marks (1829 - 1898)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    waterolour and bodycolour over graphite on grey wove paper
    324 x 281 mm (drawing); 404 x 350 mm (mount)
    Recto, towards bottom right, in watercolour: H.S.M.

    On the front of the mount, bottom left, all in graphite and written down the mount:
    just left of the drawing (recent): Wedderburn & Cook p. 308
    just to the left: 2
    just above and to the left: these two 3" high
    just to the left, enclosed within an oval: 508
    below and to the left (recent): Bell MS B 23

    Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875; 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. Unframed


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