5 June 2007
John Ruskin, H.R.W.S. (1819-1900)
Study of an architrave
inscribed 'over the door' (lower centre)
pencil and watercolour
6¼ x 8 in. (15.9 x 20.3 cm.)
Mary Wilkinson, Rose Cottage, Coniston.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 March 2002, lot 246, where purchased by the present owner.
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An inscription on the reverse of the present drawing suggests that it was in the possession of Mary Wilkinson, Ruskin's housekeeper, in 1938, along with seventeen other sketches.
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