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Life-size Study of the Base of central Column of the Porch of San Fermo Maggiore, Verona John Wharlton Bunney

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    John Wharlton Bunney (1828 - 1882)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    watercolour and bodycolour over black chalk on pale brown wove paper
    Dimensions
    661 x 507 mm
    Associated place
    Inscription
    Recto:
    along the bottom, from the left, in graphite: Base of the centre Door column at San Fermo Verona drawn by John Bunney 1869 natural Size
    just to the left, in graphite: REF. | 78

    Verso:
    top left, in ink: 78
    towards bottom right, in graphite: REF. 78
    below centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    Verso:
    top right, in graphite: 78
    towards bottom right, in graphite: REF. 78
    centre, the Ruskin School's stamp
    Provenance

    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.

    No. of items
    1
    Accession no.
    WA.RS.REF.078
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    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. Reference no. 78

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Reference Series Including Temporarily the First Section of the Standard Series (London: Smith, Elder, [1872]), cat. Reference no. 78

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

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