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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
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on cream wove paper
57 x 44.5 cm (22 7/16 x 17 1/2 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
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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