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Photograph of Botticelli's "Primavera" Anonymous Italian

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Anonymous Italian (Anonymous, Italian) (photographer)
    after Sandro Botticelli (c. 1444/1445 - 1510)
    Object type
    photograph
    Material and technique
    albumen print
    Dimensions
    239 x 372 mm (print); 244 x 375 mm (mount)
    Inscription
    In the photograph, bottom right, apparently written on the negative and so printing white: 647.

    On the back of the mount:
    towards top right, in graphite: E.251
    centre, the Ruskin School's stamp
    just below, in ink, struck through in graphite, upside down: 15

    On a separate rectangular paper label, in graphite and struck through in graphite: Frame - 5. wanted for this

    On another small rectangular paper label, in ink, struck through in graphite: 5. New
    Provenance

    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.

    No. of items
    1
    Accession no.
    WA.RS.ED.251
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 251

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. XI.5

    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. Educational no. 251

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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