Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Exterior of the Ducal Palace Greetings Card


Comprising of a single greeting card, the image depicts The Exterior of the Ducal Palace, Venice, by famous artist, and Oxford resident, John Ruskin.

The right-hand half of the sea facade of the Ducal Palace in Venice, together with the Ponte della Paglia, and part of the Bridge of Sighs and prisons visible beyond the Palace. A group of gondolas and a larger boat can be seen below the Ponte della Paglia. The level of detail is very varied: Ruskin has focussed on the third ground-floor arch from the right, the two right-hand windows on the main floor, and the pinnacle on the right-hand corner of the roof-line; the rest of the drawing is sketched in to a greater or lesser degree, in places extremely quickly.

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Materials: FSC certified paper

Dimensions: 18 x 12.5cm