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Photograph of Velázquez's "Portrait of Juan Francisco de Pimentel, Count of Benavente" J. Laurent

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    J. Laurent (1816 - 1892) (photographer)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    albumen print
    253 x 212 mm (print); 534 x 433 mm (mount)
    Associated people
    Within the photograph, bottom left, a blind stamp: CUADROS DEL R.L MUSEO [arranged in an oval within a border of dots, the beginning and end of the text separated at the right by a star; within the text is a monogram containing an 'M']

    On the front of the mount, printed:
    lower left: J. LAURENT, PHOTO: MADRID.
    lower right: PUBLISHED BY A. MARION, SON & Co. LONDON.
    bottom centre: The Gallery of Paintings, Royal Museu, Madrid.

    On the back of the mount:
    centre, just above bottom, the Ruskin School's stamp
    on a small paper label, stuck down in the bottom left corner, printed: 48. VALAZQUEZ [sic]:-Portrait of an Unknown Person in Armour.

    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:


    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of Examples Arranged for Elementary Study in the University Galleries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1870), cat. Standard no. 46

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Reference Series Including Temporarily the First Section of the Standard Series (London: Smith, Elder, [1872]), cat. Standard no. 46

    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. Standard no. 46


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