Study of Dawn: purple Clouds


  • Title

    Study of Dawn: purple Clouds

  • Artist/maker

    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    watercolour and bodycolour over faint graphite lines on blue-grey paper

  • Dimensions

    sheet 15.3 x 22.3 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Tate Britain, Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, Robert Hewison, Ian Warrell and Stephen Wildman (London, 2000), p. 267, illus. p. 267 fig. 250

Herring, Sarah, ‘Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphelites’, Apollo Magazine: March 2001, (2001), illus. p. 50 fig. 3

Shepherd Rupert, ‘The Elements of Drawing: An Online Version of John Ruskin's Teaching Collection at the Ashmolean’, (2004), illus. p. 25

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