Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on a folded sheet laid down on a backing sheet
13 ⅝ × 19 ½ inches · 345 × 496 mm
Inscribed verso: No 3 and extensively inscribed in pencil by
Robert Cunliffe recording its purchase in 1900.
Drawn in 1845
Chromolithographed by McLagan & Cumming, Edinburgh, as the frontispiece to vol. 2, The Stones of Venice, 1853
Arthur and Mary Severn, by bequest from Ruskin;
Robert E Cunliffe, acquired from the above in September 1900;
and by family descent in the UK to 2007;
Private collection to 2019
Coniston, The Coniston Institute, Ruskin Memorial Exhibition, July - September 1900, no. 78;
London, The Royal Society of Painters in Water Colour, Ruskin Memorial Exhibition, February - March 1901, no. 10;
Manchester, City Art Gallery, Ruskin Exhibition, 1904, no. 97.
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, vol. 2, The Sea-Stories, London, 1853, frontispiece, Chromolithographed by McLagan and Cumming, Edinburgh, 1853;
John Ruskin, (ed. E.T. Cook & Alexander Wedderburn), ‘The Stones of Venice’, (vol 2), The Works of John Ruskin, The Library Edition, vol 10, London, 1904, pp. lxiii, 143-4 and note 4 reproduced as the frontispiece;
Cook and Wedderburn (op. cit), ‘Bibliography, Catalogue of Ruskin’s Drawings, Addenda et Corrigenda’, vol. 38, 1912, catalogue of drawings pp. 224, 296, no. 1892 (as the property of Mrs Cunliffe);
Juergen Schulz, The New Palaces of Medieval Venice, Pennsylvania, 2004, p.147-8.
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