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View of the Beautiful Island (Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore) Gabriel Ludwig Lory

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    Gabriel Ludwig Lory (1763 - 1840) (engraver)
    Mathias Gabriel Lory (1784 - 1846) (engraver)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    watercolour over etching and aquatint on wove paper
    152 x 250 mm (plate); 179 x 275 mm (sheet)
    Associated people
    Rudolph Ackermann (1764 - 1834) (publisher)
    Associated place
    Recto, below the image, printed: VIEW OF THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. | Pubd. at R. ACKERMANN'S REPOSITORY of ARTS, 101. Strand, 1820.

    Verso, centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    On a separate paper label, apparently written in the following sequence:
    top left, in brush and ink, struck through in pen and ink: 109
    top right, in ink, struck through in ink: 54
    bottom left, in ink, struck through in graphite: 53
    bottom right, in graphite: 1/5

    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 the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. 53

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 103

    Ruskin, John, ‘Educational Series 1878’, 1878, Oxford, Oxford University Archives, cat. Educational no. 105

    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. 103


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