The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

Browse: 1470 objects

Reference URL


Send e-mail

Contact us about this object

Send e-mail

Send to a friend

Study of a Lion on the Tomb of Frederick II at Palermo John Ruskin

  • Details

    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    watercolour over graphite on off-white wove paper
    195 x 131 mm
    Associated place
    Recto, Ruskin:
    right, below centre, in graphite: head of Lion b. thus founded | on Gorgon
    continued on the same line in ink: The teeth are dark on the surface | the lights are incisions
    continued after a sketch of the teeth: The sharp teeth fitting | into each other

    Verso, right, below centre, in graphite: Right

    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

    No. of items
    Accession no.
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:


  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 281.ii

    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. Working Series no. I.49


    • Western Art Print Room

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum