The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

John Ruskin and the Geographical Imagination

Denis Cosgrove selects works from Ruskin’s Teaching Collection and reveals a poetry of landscape that inspired geographical learning a century ago.

John Ruskin and the Geographical Imagination

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A coloured Photograph of a Landscape Anonymous

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    Anonymous (photographer)
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    Material and technique
    ink and albumen over albumen print
    368 x 536 mm (print); 476 x 580 mm (mount)
    Verso, below centre, the Ruskin School's stamp

    On a printed label stuck to the back of the sheet and the mount: [an image of the Prince of Wales's crest] | JAMES RYMAN. | Printseller, Publisher, Photographer, | AND PICTURE FRAME MAKER, | 24 & 25, HIGH STREET, OXFORD | [a wavy line] | Paintings and Engravings Cleaned and Restored | EXPERIENCED PACKERS ON THE PREMISES.

    Presumably presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford); first recorded in the Ruskin Drawing School in 1906; 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, ‘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. 145


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