The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

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Study of a nude Man tormented by Demons Peter Paul Rubens

  • Curator’s description:

    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.

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    follower of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    black and white chalk, Indian ink and bistre on pale brown laid paper
    Dimensions
    242 x 379 mm
    Inscription
    Verso: bottom left, the Ruskin School's stamp
    Provenance

    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

    No. of items
    1
    Accession no.
    WA.RS.UF.41
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    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

    Parker, K. T., Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, i, Netherlandish, German, French and Spanish Schools (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938), no. 205

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

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