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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1919.259
People
John Ruskin, British (London, England 1819 - 1900 Brantwood, England)
Title
Part of a Sketch of the Northwest Porch of St. Mark's
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1879
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, white gouache, brown and black ink, and graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
51.2 x 38.1 cm (20 3/16 x 15 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, blue watercolor: J. Ruskin, Part of sketch of / northwest Porch of St. MARK'S / made in 1877/ Copied at / Brantwood 1879
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Samuel Sachs
Accession Year
1919
Object Number
1919.259
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John Ruskin, Notes on Drawings by Mr. Ruskin, placed on exhibition by Professor Norton..., exh. cat., John Wilson and Son (Cambridge, 1879), no. 69

E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, The Works of John Ruskin, G. Allen (London, England, 1903 -1912), vol. 38, no. 1938, repr. 10, pl. D

Arthur Pope, Catalogue of Ruskin Exhibition in Memory of Charles Eliot Norton, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1909), no. 4

Adelyn Breeskin, Interpretations of Architecture in Drawings and Prints from the Renaissance through Le Corbusier, exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, 1939), cat. no. 49

Joan Evans, ed., The Diaries of John Ruskin, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, 1956-1959), vol. 3, pl. 61

Gail S. Weinberg, Drawings of John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 60

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., William H. Gerdts, Erica E. Hirshler, Fred Licht, and William L. Vance, The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Boston, MA and New York, NY, 1992), p. 121, fig. 7

Elizabeth Bradford Smith, Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting 1800-1940, exh. cat., Palmer Museum of Art (University Park, PA, 1996), cat. no. 12, repr.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, Melissa Renn, and Susan C. Ricci, The Last Ruskinians: Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and Their Circle, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2007), p. 81, 95, pl. 39

Stephen Wildman, "'Scrawls and rags'? John Ruskin's Venetian Drawings of 1876-77", Master Drawings (Autumn 2009), vol. 47 no. 3, p. 343

Exhibition History

Drawings by Mr. Ruskin, Noyes & Blakeslee, Boston, 10/01/1879 - 10/31/1879

Ruskin Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/01/1909 - 02/28/1910

Interpretations of Architecture in Drawings and Prints from the Renaissance through Le Corbusier, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 12/15/1939 - 01/26/1940

Drawings of John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/19/1979 - 03/04/1979

Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting, 1800-1940, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, 01/09/1996 - 03/03/1996; Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, 04/01/1996 - 05/26/1996

The Last Ruskinians: Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and Their Circle, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/07/2007 - 07/08/2007

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