Identification and Creation
Object Number
1926.33.174
People
John Ruskin, British (London, England 1819 - 1900 Brantwood, England)
Title
Study of a Magnified Pheasant's Feather
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
August 27, 1879
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298605
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, black ink, and white gouache on buff wove paper, darkened
Dimensions
15.5 × 25 cm (6 1/8 × 9 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: below feather, blue and red watercolor: J Ruskin. Brantwood, Aug 27, 1879
Provenance
Fine Arts Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; transferred to the Fogg Art Museum, 1926.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Fine Arts Department, Harvard University
Accession Year
1926
Object Number
1926.33.174
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John Ruskin and Professor Charles Eliot Norton, Notes on Drawings by Mr. Ruskin, placed on exhibition by Professor Norton..., exh. cat., John Wilson and Son (Cambridge, 1879), no. 103

John Ruskin and Professor Charles Eliot Norton, Notes on Drawings by Mr. Ruskin, placed on exhibition by Professor Norton..., exh. cat., John Wilson and Son (Boston, 1880), no. 103

E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, The Works of John Ruskin, G. Allen (London, England, 1903 -1912), vol. 38, no. 671

Arthur Pope, Catalogue of Ruskin Exhibition in Memory of Charles Eliot Norton, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1909), no. 37

Paul Walton, The Drawings of John Ruskin, Oxford University Press (UK) (London, 1972), p. 99, pl. 74

Gail S. Weinberg, Drawings of John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 53

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), pp. 84, 95, pl. 44

Tim Barringer, Tara Contractor, Victoria Hepburn, Judith Stapleton, and Courtney Skipton Long, Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin, exh. cat., Yale University Press (New Haven, 2019), cat. no. 57, repr., p. 32

Exhibition History

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

Drawings by Mr. Ruskin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 02/01/1880 - 02/28/1880

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

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

Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin, Yale Center for British Art, 09/05/2019 - 12/08/2019

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