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

Actions

Send e-mail

Contact us about this object

Send e-mail

Send to a friend

The Angels appearing to the Shepherds Rembrandt van Rijn

  • Curator’s description:

    Description

    Cook and Wedderburn noted that this frame was empty in 1906, and the print is represented here by a surrogate example of the third state, drawn from the Ashmolean's collections. Ruskin's example, from which he copied the angel's wings in Educational Series no. 237.b, must have been the second or third state, as the wings are unfinished in the first state.

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) (etcher)
    Object type
    print
    Material and technique
    etching, burin and drypoint on wove paper
    Dimensions
    261 x 217 mm (plate)
    Inscription
    Recto, within the image, bottom right, etched: Rembrandt f. 1634
    Provenance

    Presumably presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875; listed in 1906 as no longer in the Drawing School.

    No. of items
    1
    Accession no.
    ED.236
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

    Subjects

  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Hollstein, F.W.H., Dutch and Flemish Engravings Etchings and Woodcuts, c. 1450 - 1700 (Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, [1949]-), cat. vol. XVIII, p. 22, no. B44

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. X.3.J

    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. 236

    Hind, Arthur Mayger, A Catalogue of Rembrandt’s Etchings, 2 vols, 2nd (London: Methuen, 1923), no. 120

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 236

Location

    • not found

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum