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Two Wrens and their Nest Christiaan Sepp

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Christiaan Sepp (c. 1700 - 1775) (engraver)
    Jan Christiaen Sepp (1739 - 1811) (engraver)
    Object type
    print
    Material and technique
    watercolour over engraving on laid paper
    Dimensions
    418 x 281 mm (plate); 489 x 333 mm (sheet)
    Inscription
    Recto, lettered within the plate, top centre: MOTACILLA, Troglodytes.

    Verso:
    top left, in graphite: R | 185
    just to the left, in graphite: Nederland Vol II Plate 2
    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.RUD5.RUD.185
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    References

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in Practice of Elementary Drawing, Arranged with Reference to the First Series of Examples in the Drawings Schools of the University of Oxford (n.p., [1872]), cat. Rudimentary no. 181-187

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in the Preliminary Exercise Arranged For the Lower Drawing-School (London: Spottiswoode, 1873), cat. Rudimentary no. 181-187

    Ruskin, John, Instructions in the Preliminary Exercises Arranged for the Lower Drawing-School (London: Smith, Elder, 1872), cat. Rudimentary no. 181-187

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

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