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Detail of the Equestrian Statue on the Summit of the Tomb of Cangrande I della Scala, Verona John Ruskin

  • Ruskin text

    63 Details of the ornamentation of the Statue on the summit of the Tomb of Can Grande. Verona M

    (These had to be drawn while holding on with one hand to the horse’s neck, or the rider’s saddle, for the ledge is too narrow to stand upright on; but the leaf pattern of the horse-cloth is carefully given.) And the other details are not without interest. Compare R 24 and 25.

  • Details

    Artist/maker
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
    Object type
    drawing
    Material and technique
    graphite, watercolour and bodycolour on blue wove paper
    Dimensions
    253 x 181 mm
    Associated place
    Inscription
    Recto, bottom right, in graphite: slightest incision

    Verso, near 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.063.g
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  • References in which this object is cited include:

    References

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Reference Series Including Temporarily the First Section of the Standard Series (London: Smith, Elder, [1872]), cat. Reference no. 63

    Taylor, Gerald, ‘John Ruskin: A Catalogue of Drawings by John Ruskin in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, 7 fascicles, 1998, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, no. 119.vii

    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. 63

Location

    • Western Art Print Room

Position in Ruskin’s Collection

Ruskin's Catalogues

  • Ruskin's Standard & Reference series (1872)

    63 Details of the ornamentation of the Statue on the summit of the Tomb of Can Grande. Verona M

    (These had to be drawn while holding on with one hand to the horse’s neck, or the rider’s saddle, for the ledge is too narrow to stand upright on; but the leaf pattern of the horse-cloth is carefully given.) And the other details are not without interest. Compare R 24 and 25.

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