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Study of Lions on the Tomb of Frederick II at Palermo John Ruskin

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    watercolour over graphite on off-white wove paper
    Dimensions
    201 x 131 mm
    Associated place
    Inscription
    Recto, all in ink, Ruskin:
    right, below centre: Lion b. | whole figure
    bottom: The head upside is not a bit too | ugly It holds with its upraised hands two | (beasts?)

    Verso:
    centre, in graphite: Left
    below centre, in graphite: Deinde [?] Guillelmus eart, regis | genitus Friderici | qui jacet hic proquo | Christum rogetei [?] amici
    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.WS.I.49.a
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

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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. Working Series no. I.49

    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 281.i

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

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