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Facade of the Doge's Palace, Venice – Head of Adam

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A sketch of an architectural detail. Leaves with birds and animals to the right, the head of a man with curly hair to the left. Blue wash in the background suggests the sky beyond. Ruskin referred to this architectural detail in his book ‘The Stones of Venice’ (1851–1853) as ‘the fig-tree angle’. However, he decided to illustrate a different corner of the palace for publication, finding that Adam and the noble tree were better rendered on a larger scale.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

c.1845

Medium

watercolour & pencil on paper

Measurements

H 34.4 x W 26.5 cm

Accession number

1918.475

Acquisition method

transferred from the Horsfall Museum Collection, 1918

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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