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Creator:
John Ruskin, 1819–1900, British
Title:

Study of an Oak Leaf

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Graphite studies of trees and leaves

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and brown ink, white gouache, gum, and graphite; verso: graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/2 × 6 7/8 inches (19.1 × 17.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "1358.30"; lower right: "by John Ruskin | given by him to me | Joan Ruskin Severn."

Signed in graphite, lower right: "J. Ruskin"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2014.5.78
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
botanical subject | leaf | leaves | oak | study (visual work)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54416
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“If you can paint one leaf, you can paint the world.” John Ruskin, Modern Painters, vol. 4, 1856.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

Timothy J. Barringer, Unto this last : two hundred years of John Ruskin, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 167, cat. 25, NJ18.R895 .B37 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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