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Finished Study of Agrimony Leaves John Ruskin

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    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
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    Material and technique
    pen and ink, sepia, watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on wove paper
    259 x 173 mm
    top left, in graphite (recent): Ed 255 ii
    just below the image, centre, in graphite: H 2 under H 1. gold.
    below: Paste this on back of | mount
    bottom, written across the sheet, the lines often running obliquely: 8. Agrimony. | part of 7. enlarged. | This is the back of leaf in both 7 & 8. | The leaves are quite clean stalked | at their roots - not webbed off. | but the radical wings | come from all round | stalk - not | joined on [the final 'not' apparently struck through]

    in black ink: PARTIAL LEAF STUDY (TCENTRAL) [?]
    below centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    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.

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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. 068.ii

    Cook, Edward T., Studies in Ruskin: Some Aspects of the Work and Teaching of John Ruskin (Orpington: George Allen, 1890), pl. XII, p. 322

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

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 255

    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. 255


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