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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Ruskin, British (London, England 1819 - 1900 Brantwood, England)
The Pass of Faido
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink, watercolor, graphite, white gouache on cream wove paper, darkened to brown
27 x 35 cm (10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Friends and former pupils of Professor C. H. Moore in recognition of his service
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. 645

Joan Evans, ed., The Diaries of John Ruskin, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, 1956-1959), vol. 1, pl. 25

Paul Walton, The Drawings of John Ruskin, Oxford University Press (UK) (London, 1972), p. 63, pl. 41

Klaus Gallwitz, Gerhard Köhler, and Günter Metken, ed., Präraffaeliten, exh. cat., Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (Baden-Baden, 1973), no. 5, repr.

Gail S. Weinberg, Drawings of John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 14

Mary Jo Davis, "Technical Examination of Twelve Discolored Drawings and Watercolors by John Ruskin" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1994), Unpublished, pp. 1-17 passim

Paul Walton, Master Drawings by John Ruskin: Selections from the David Thomson Collection, Pilkington Press (London, 2000), p. 47, fig. 20

Robert Hewison, Ruskin, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London, England, 2000), no. 55, p. 78, repr. as "The Pass of Faido on the St. Gotthard"

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. 52

Robert Hewison, Ruskin on Venice: "The Paradise of Cities", Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2009), p. 98, fig. 31

Exhibition History

Präraffaelliten, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 11/23/1973 - 02/24/1974

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

Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, Tate Britain, London, 03/09/2000 - 05/28/2000

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