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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Francesca Alexander, American (Boston MA 1837 - 1917 Florence Italy)
Text with Globe Flowers for the "Ballad of Santa Zita" from "Tuscan Songs"
Work Type
Persistent Link
Level 2, Room 2130, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Pre–Raphaelites and Their Legacy
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Physical Descriptions
Brown ink over graphite erasures on off-white wove paper
38.9 × 28.1 cm (15 5/16 × 11 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper edge, brown ink: S. Zita; LXXX
John Ruskin. [Sven Bruntjen Fine Arts, Woodside, CA], sold; to Joseph and Deborah Goldyne, 1981, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1981
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Joseph and Deborah Goldyne in honor of Marjorie B. Cohn and Konrad Oberhuber
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Francesca Alexander, Tuscan Songs Collected, Translated and Illustrated by Francesca Alexander, Houghton Mifflin Company (Cambridge, MA, 1897), plate LXXXI

E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, The Works of John Ruskin, G. Allen (London, England, 1903 -1912), vol. 32, p. 46, leaves 78 - 92

Van Wyck Brooks, The Dream of Arcadia: American Writers and Artists in Italy, 1760 - 1915, Dutton (New York, NY, 1958), pp. 176 - 188

Francesca Alexander (1837 - 1917): Drawings for "Roadside Songs of Tuscany", auct. cat., Sven H. A. Bruntjen Fine Arts (Woodside, CA, Winter 1981), p. 17, no. 42, pl. 42

Linda S. Ferber and William H. Gerdts, The New Path: Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphaelites, exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY, 1985), pp. 228 - 231

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Susan C. Ricci, "The Last Ruskinians", American Art Review (March -April 2007), XIX, no. 2, pp. 80-89, repr. p. 82

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. 55, 92, pl. 1

Exhibition History

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

32Q: 2130 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/31/2019 - 11/30/2021

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