An unpublished drawing from the collection 'Roadside Songs of Tuscany'first published in 1885. This volume contained illustrations, verse and musical score of Tuscan songs, in this case 'Rispetti'. This particular drawing was not reproduced in the expanded American edition of 1897 and is annotated as having been the 'property' of George Allen, Ruskin's publisher.

  • Purchased, 1969.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frances Alexander -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
L (tr)/ Rispetti (centre under oval) / English and Italian verse in two bottom squares./ G Allen's property (pencil)
- - Handwritten - Ink


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
The Art of Seeing: John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye
no cat no Phoenix Art Museum 1993-03-06 - 1993-08-29
no cat no Indianapolis Museum of Art, US 1993-06-22 - 1993-08-29


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
The Works of John Ruskin
Alexander Wedderburn, E T Cook 1907 George Allen, London no XIX , P.242 xxx11


Bought by John Ruskin as one of the 'Roadside Songs of Tuscant' ( 600 gns); given to John Cadbury of Wasthills, purchased by C Langstone of Hall Green, Birmingham when Cadbury house sold in 1968; purchased by BMAG for £25.

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