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Crustacea: Genus Cancer, Genus Dorippe, Genus Dormio Edward Donovan

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    Edward Donovan (1768 - 1837)
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    Material and technique
    watercolour, bodycolour and ink on off-white wove paper
    352 x 263 mm
    On the drawing, recto, all in graphite:
    top centre: CRUSTACEA |Genus Cancer. - Genus Dorippe - Genus Dormio
    top left: [...] | 40
    top right: Pl.1.
    above and to the right of the upper left-hand crab: Dorippe Facchino
    below and to the right of the upper right-hand crab: Cancer fascicularis.
    above the centre crab: Cancer ruricola.
    to the left of the bottom crab: Dormio artip[...]
    bottom right: 9 3/4 by 12 1/4

    On the bottom mount, top left, written up the page, in graphite: 6.3/8 / 5

    On the back of the bottom mount, top right, the Ruskin School's stamp

    On a separate small paper label, in graphite: 140

    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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    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. 190

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 190


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