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Study of a carved Ivy-leaf Pattern John Ruskin

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    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    graphite, bodycolour and ink on wove paper
    261 x 386 mm
    Recto, all bottom left, in graphite:
    just below the main drawing, on the left of a small cross-section diagram: Section
    just to the right of the drawing: other archivolt deeper
    just below the section: order of berry & leaf PP. | counting from right to left, round arch | b2 bbb2b 222 b22 b2 b22 bb2
    just below, with lines drawn up to indicate different sections of the preceding line: part bb2b drawn
    just below the first word of the preceding line: [...]
    below the small drawing of carved decoration at the bottom of the sheet: Part farther on

    Verso, top left, in ink, written down the sheet: 25

    On a separate rectangular paper label, in graphite: W.S.II.15

    On a separate small square paper label, in graphite: 95

    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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  • 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. 324

    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. II.15


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