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Mezzotint of "The Executioner with the Head of Saint John the Baptist" by an Imitator of Ribera Ruprecht, prince

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    Ruprecht, prince (1619 - 1682) (engraver)
    after a work attributed to Jusepe Ribera (1591 - 1652)
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    Material and technique
    mezzotint on laid paper
    636 x 442 mm (plate); 652 x 458 mm (sheet)
    Recto, all within the print, engraved:
    on the scroll, top left: ECCE AGNVS DE[I QVI TO]LLIT [PECCATA] MVNDI
    on the blade of the sword, lower right: Rp. F 1658 [a crown over the 'R']
    bottom left: Sp [an erasure] In
    just to the right: RVP . P . FECIT [a crown over the 'R']
    bottom, towards the right: FRAZCOFVRTI . ANO. 1658
    bottom right: M [an erasure] AP [an erasure]

    Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875; transferred from the Ruskin Drawing School to the Ashmolean Museum, c.1949.

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  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Hollstein, F. W. H., German Engravings Etchings and Woodcuts, ca. 1400 - 1700 (Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-)

    Ruskin, John, ‘Rudimentary Series 1878’, 1878, Oxford, Oxford University Archives

    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. 159


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