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Study for Detail of the Piazza delle Erbe, Verona

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Study for Detail of the Piazza delle Erbe, Verona
3 0 c m
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm


The drawing shows the Piazza delle Erbe in Verona, looking along the square to the north-west. Two houses with frescoed facades (nos 21-3 and 27) can be seen on the left, as well as the late-medieval Torre del Gardello. At the end of the piazza is the baroque Palazzo Maffei, and immediately to its right the frescoed facade of the Case Mazzanti. Umbrellas shade a few market stalls to the left of the square; in front of the Palazzo Maffei is the Corinthian Colonna di San Marco (its statue of Saint Mark already removed); to the right is the Fontana di Madonna Verona; the canopy supported by four columns is the Berlina.

Image Details

May 1841
Accession Number
drawing: graphite with watercolour and bodycolour on grey paper

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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