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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Ruskin, British (London, England 1819 - 1900 Brantwood, England)
After Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, Italian (Verona, Italy 1528 - 1588 Venice, Italy)
Detail of "Solomon and the Queen of Sheba" by Veronese
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on cream wove paper
57 x 44.5 cm (22 7/16 x 17 1/2 in.)
John Ruskin, gift(?)[1]; to Charles Eliot Norton, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1907

[1] See Norton's note on the old mat: "Brought from Brantwood, June 1900"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Professor Charles Eliot Norton
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, The Works of John Ruskin, G. Allen (London, England, 1903 -1912), vol. 38, no. 2085(1)

Arthur Pope, Catalogue of Ruskin Exhibition in Memory of Charles Eliot Norton, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1909), no. 45

"A Gentleman from New England", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 356-361, repr. p. 361 as fig. 4

Gail S. Weinberg, Drawings of John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 37

John Hayman, ed., John Ruskin Letters from the Continent 1858, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, 1982), pp. 92-94, 97-98, 108, 115, 125, 145-146, pl. 8

David Rosand, "Il Veronese di Ruskin", Paolo Veronese: Fortuna Critica und künstlerisches Nachleben, ed. Jürg Meyer zur Capellen (1990), vol. 8, p. 24, fig. 6

Robert Hewison, Ruskin on Venice: "The Paradise of Cities", Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2009), p. 264, fig. 90

Ken Jacobson and Jenny Jacobson, Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin's Lost Daguerreotypes, Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (London, 2015), p. 113, fig. 162

Adrienne L. Childs and Susan H. Libby, The Black Figure in the European Imaginary, exh. cat., Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Winter Park, Florida, 2017), pl. 20

Exhibition History

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

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

Africans in Black and White: Images of Blacks in 16th- and 17th-Century Prints, W. E .B. Du Bois Institute, Rudenstine Gallery, Cambridge, 09/02/2010 - 12/03/2010

The Black Figure in the European Imaginary, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, 01/14/2017 - 05/14/2017

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