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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Charles Herbert Moore, American (New York, NY 1840 - 1930 Harley Witney, Hampshire, England)
After John Ruskin, British (London, England 1819 - 1900 Brantwood, England)
Plan and Profile of Saxifrage, after Ruskin
Work Type
Jul 12 1876
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Physical Descriptions

Graphite, watercolor and white gouache on blue wove paper
27.2 x 38 cm (10 11/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
mount: 31.4 x 42 cm (12 3/8 x 16 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: 12th July 1876 C. H. M.
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, signed, in artist's hand: Saxifrage - from a drawing / by Ruskin in the Oxford Rudimentary / Series - 12th July, 1876, C. H. M.
  • inscription: mount, l.r., graphite: C. H. Moore


Recorded Ownership History
Fine Arts Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; transferred to Fogg Art Museum, 1926.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Fine Arts Department, Harvard University
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Charles Herbert Moore, Catalogue, with Notes, of Studies and Fac-similes from Examples of the Works of Florence and Venice; and of Fac-similes and Original Works to be Used as Exercises in Drawing, Belonging to the Fine Arts Department of Harvard University, exh. cat. (Cambridge, MA, 1878), no. 61
  • 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. 48, fig. 17
  • Melissa Renn, "Deep Seers: John Ruskin, Charles Herbert Moore and the Teaching of Art at Harvard", Persistent Ruskin: Studies in Influence, Assimilation and Effect, ed. Keith Hanley and Brian Maidment, Ashgate Publishing (Surrey, England, 2013), pp. 137-155, pp. 148-49

Exhibition History

  • Studies and Fac-similes from Examples of the Works of Florence and Venice..., Harvard Art Club, Cambridge, 12/01/1878 - 12/31/1878

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