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

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

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Study of a Cobra about to strike, from an Egyptian Relief John Ruskin

  • Ruskin text

    124 Profile and full face of Cobra. From life. M
  • Details

    Artist/maker
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    watercolour over graphite on wove paper
    Dimensions
    178 x 126 mm
    Inscription
    Recto, all in graphite:
    top, from the left: Fir cone in ha[...]
    right, below top, truncated by the edge of the sheet: Baptism sarcoph | precious Euergetes [...] [the last two words surrounded by a graphite line]
    bottom: Man in hand pouring water . draw
    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.ED.174.c
  • Subject terms allocated by curators:

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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 174

    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. 174

    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 188

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. 124

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

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