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Two Studies of the Head of the Statue of Doge Francesco Foscari formerly on the Porta della Carta of the Ducal Palace, Venice Giacomo Boni

  • Curator’s description:


    This drawing was not catalogued by Ruskin, but was listed as No. 27 in the Long Cabinet by Cook and Wedderburn in their catalogue of the collection.

  • Details

    Giacomo Boni (1859 - 1925)
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    Material and technique
    brown chalk and graphite on grey wove paper
    109 x 141 mm
    Associated place
    Recto, bottom, in graphite: Doge Foscari A relic of the statue Kneeling before the Lion of Por|ta della Carta Carrara marble - carefully polished - [...; crossed out] now in th[e] | Marciana library. Evidently a portrait (See Sansovino ...) | (left eyebrow and ducal cap restored)

    Verso, centre left, in graphite: Boni | Long 27

    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. Long Cabinet


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