Record number 05/3389
Author Ruskin, John, 1819 - 1900
TitleGiotto And His Works In Padua: Being An Explanatory Notice of the Series of Woodcuts Executed for the Arundel Society After the Frescoes in the Arena Chapel. By John Ruskin.
Imprint[London:]: Printed For The Arundel Society., 1854.
Physical Description96 p.: [2] full-page illus.; 258 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Advertisement - [Text, with 2 full-page illus.]
Summary NoteRuskin's text was intended to accompany a volume of prints issued by the Arundel Society from 1853 and published in 1860 as Arena Chapel, Padua: a series of wood engravings from the frescoes of Giotto, illustrating the lives of the Virgin and our Saviour. The text and the prints describe the paintings executed by Giotto in the Cappella degli Scrovegni at Padua about 1305; which depict the lives of the Virgin and of Christ.
SubjectChristian art and symbolism - Saints
Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Narrative art - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Chapels - Italy - Padua - Cappella degli Scrovegni nell'Arena - History - 14th century
Art history - Art criticism - Great Britain - 19th century
Bible N.T. Gospels
Name as Subject Giotto, ca. 1267/75 - 1337
Jesus Christ
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
ReferencesOn the Arundel Society's reproductions see R. Cooper, 'The popularisation of Renaissance art in Victorian England', in Art history, I (1978), p.263-92; T. Harrod, A study of the Arundel Society 1848-1897 [dissertation, Univy. Oxford] (1978); C. H. Lloyd, Art and its images [exhibition catalogue] (1975), p.124-7; W. Noel Johnson, A handbook to the collection of chromolithographs from copies of important works of ancient masters published by the Arundel Society (1907); V. Marchese, 'La Società Arundel in Londra e le belle arti in Italia', in Ultimi scritti (1889), p.213; M. Digby Wyatt, An address in the Crystal palace on November 3rd 1855 at the opening of an exhibition of works of art belonging to the Arundel Society (1855).

A study of Ruskin was T. Hilton, John Ruskin (2 v., 1985-2000).
Binding Note19th-century quarter morocco, blue cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Giotto & His Works.'
Contributors Arundel Society. publisher
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