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Photograph of the ground-floor Capital on the south-west corner of the Ducal Palace, Venice (the 'Fig-Tree Angle') Carlo Ponti

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    Carlo Ponti (c. 1823 - 1893) (photographer)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    albumen print
    271 x 350 mm (print); 305 x 437 mm (mount)
    Associated place
    On the front of the mount, bottom centre, blind stamped with an oval frame: CARLO PONTI | VENEZIA

    On the back of the mount, centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    On a separate small square paper label, in graphite:
    just above centre, crossed out: 131
    just below: 1/31

    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. Reference no. 131


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