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Study of the west Gable of the Tomb of Mastino II della Scala in Verona, showing Adam and Eve John Wharlton Bunney

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    John Wharlton Bunney (1828 - 1882)
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    graphite on wove paper
    369 x 269 mm
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    Recto, all in graphite (Bunney):
    in the voussoir at bottom left: J Bunney
    across the bottom of the drawing: The West gable of the Tomb of Mastino della Scala 2nd. | Verona Oct 10th 1868. Adam the husbandman Eve the nursing mother of children. | The outer moulding with the bindweed leaf & the background to the figures. are dark red Verona marble | The gothic arch below the figures is also red marble the paneling [sic] with the scroll shield is white | marble, let into the red framing - | The figures and apple tree are white marble.

    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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    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. Rudimentary no. 92bis


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