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drawing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1901,0516.2

  • Description

    The St Jean d'Acre columns with the south side of St Mark's, Venice; two detached columns, covered with sculptured ornament, standing in front of St Mark's, with portico behind, copied from a daguerrotype which reversed the image. 1879 Watercolour, heightened with white, on purple paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1879
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 150 millimetres
    • Width: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    There is a daguerrotype (c.1849-52) of this subject in the Ruskin collection, University of Lancaster. See exh. cat., Ruskin and Venice, arranged by Robert Hewison, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct-Nov. 1978, cat. no 77 and 78 where both the drawing and the daguerrotype are reproduced. These columns are also the subject of another drawing by Ruskin in the BM: 1967-10-14-141.

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  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PVII)

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1901

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1901,0516.2

The St Jean d'Acre columns with the south side of St Mark's, Venice; two detached columns, covered with sculptured ornament, standing in front of St Mark's, with portico behind, copied from a daguerrotype which reversed the image. 1879 Watercolour, heightened with white, on purple paper

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The St Jean d'Acre columns with the south side of St Mark's, Venice; two detached columns, covered with sculptured ornament, standing in front of St Mark's, with portico behind, copied from a daguerrotype which reversed the image. 1879 Watercolour, heightened with white, on purple paper

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