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Three Studies of Cherry-blossom John Ruskin

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    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
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    Material and technique
    pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on lined blue laid paper with a Britannia watermark
    197 x 160 mm
    top left, in ink (Ruskin): 359
    just below, in ink (Ruskin), struck through in ink: Zeus.
    to the right, in ink (Ruskin): Cherry.
    top, just right of centre, in ink (Ruskin): F. D. 1647
    just below, written from the left edge, in ink (Ruskin): ΰδωρ έκαρπουτο έκ Διός. P.385.4.
    just below, left of centre, in graphite: 3
    bottom right, in graphite: E18

    top right, in ink (Ruskin): 358
    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. 070.iii

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. 11.C

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 18

    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. 18


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