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

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A leaf from an illuminated Persian Manuscript anonymous Persian

  • Curator’s description:


    Listed by Cook and Wedderburn amongst the unframed objects in the Teaching Collection (XXI.308). As these 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 for the purposes of the current catalogue.

    Perhaps a leaf from the sixteenth-century Persian illuminated Manuscript of the "Shāhnāma" of Firdausī which Cook and Wedderburn described in a glass case, listed amongst the items 'On the Walls of the School, or standing on cabinets, etc.' which had been presented by Ruskin (XXI.300). For the manuscript, see no. OXFBL.Dep.b.5 in this catalogue (listed amongst the works on the school's walls).

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    Object type
    manuscript, drawing

    Presumably presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford); first recorded in the Ruskin Drawing School in 1906; not recorded in the Drawing School subsequently.

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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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