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A Study of a carved Cross on the Tomb of Frederick II and a Study of carved Ornament on the Tomb of Roger II, both in Palermo Cathedral (Leaf from a Sketch-Book) John Ruskin

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    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    ink over graphite on wove paper
    178 x 115 mm
    Associated place
    below the upper drawing, in graphite (Ruskin): croix patee at other end
    just below, in ink (Ruskin): of Frederick 2nd
    just to the right of the lower drawing, in ink (Ruskin): Exquisite and rich | though very flat. | This a mere scrawl
    just below and to the left of the lower drawing, in ink (Ruskin): a
    along the bottom, in ink (Ruskin): moulding in white marble ['under' inserted above line] of Roger sarcophagus | see 29.l The [single wavy line] there is only the important [?] | [triple wavy line] .here. level a ['a' underlined] same in both
    top right, in ink: B

    bottom right, in ink, written down the page: B.29
    bottom, right of centre, in graphite: D.

    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:


    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 280.iv

    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. 172


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