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

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

Browse: 1470 objects

Reference URL


Send e-mail

Contact us about this object

Send e-mail

Send to a friend

Detail of the Porta dei Santi Gervasio e Protasio at Lucca John Ruskin

  • Details

    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    watercolour and pen and ink over graphite on wove paper
    129 x 141 mm
    Associated place
    Recto, all in ink:
    on the left edge, running down the drawing: A | B | C | D
    bottom: On outside of east gate of Lucca. between the towers. A.B.C.D are | successive magnitudes 1st 2nd May 1872 [the '2' of '2nd' written over a '4']

    bottom right, in graphite: Ref 134 (4)
    bottom centre, the Ruskin School's stamp
    just below, in ink: M13

    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
    Accession no.
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:


  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 258

    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. 134


    • Western Art Print Room

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum