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Etching of Turner's "Tornaro" Louis Alfred Brunet-Desbaines

  • 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.

  • Details

    Louis Alfred Brunet-Desbaines (1845 - 1939) (etcher)
    after Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    etching on wove paper
    250 x 190 mm (plate); 448 x 318 mm (sheet)
    Associated people
    Recto, all within the plate mark, etched:
    in the image, bottom right: ABrunet Debaines [the 'A' lacking its cross-bar]
    in the border, top left: London.Published April 4th..1881, by P.&D. Colnaghi 13 & 14, Pall Mall, East.
    in the border, bottom, towards right: Tornaro -
    just above and to the right, a blind stamp, the first two lines arranged in an oval around the third: · PRINTSELLERS · | ASSOCIATION | HO

    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. Unframed


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