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Studies of a White-crested Laughing Thrush, Cock of the Rock, and Scarlet Macaw Henry Stacy Marks

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    Henry Stacy Marks (1829 - 1898)
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    Material and technique
    watercolour over graphite on wove paper
    251 x 213 mm
    top, just left of centre, in ink (over the same text in graphite): White crested Laughing Thrush | Himalayas | Crest sometimes erect
    just below the right-hand study, in graphite: brighter more cadmium
    just below, in watercolour: COCK OF THE ROCK
    centre, in watercolour: ZOO NOVR. 5.77 .
    below the lower study, in ink: Red & yellow Macaw.
    just below, in graphite: Red & yellow Macaw.

    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. 193


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