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Photograph of a Drawing of the Head of a Young Man crowned with Oak Leaves by the Master of the Pala Sforzesca Charles Marville

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Charles Marville (1816 - 1879) (photographer)
    after Master of the Pala Sforzesca (active late 15th century - early 16th century)
    Object type
    photograph
    Material and technique
    albumen print
    Dimensions
    205 x 143 mm (photograph); 299 x 197 mm (mount)
    Inscription
    Recto, within the photograph, on the drawing:
    top right: nc [Robert de Cotte: Lugt 1963]
    bottom left, cut off on the left, within an oval: ML [Musée du louvre: Lugt 1886]

    on the mount, bottom centre, blind stamped, a coat of arms bearing an eagle displayed and, below: CH MARVILLE | PHOTOGRAPHE | DU MUSÉE IMPERIAL | DU LOUVRE

    On the back of the mount, all in graphite:
    above centre: E. 233
    bottom, towards left (recent): Edu 233
    bottom left, the Ruskin School's stamp
    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.233
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. X.3.G

    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. 233

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 233

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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