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A Turkey Anonymous (German)

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    Anonymous (German) (Anonymous, German) (block cutter)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    woodcut and letterpress on laid paper
    113 x 164 mm (block); 379 x 241 mm (sheet), 171 x 242 mm as originally folded in mount
    Both sides covered with extensive letterpress, notably running headers 'De Auibus' with the page number '426' (recto), and 'De gallina Afric.&c.Lib.III.' with the page number '425' (verso); the image is labelled, above, 'DE GALLOPAVO.'

    top, right of centre, in graphite: 18 [?]
    just to the right, in graphite: 5 1/4
    in the top right corner, partially obscured by a repair, various marks in ink, apparently including: 3
    left, below centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    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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    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. Educational no. 170


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