sub-subseries Bca - Carnarvon Castle, Painting by John Ruskin

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ZA HPRA A881-B-Bc-Bca


Carnarvon Castle, Painting by John Ruskin


  • 1860 (Creation)

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1 painting, framed, watercolor and pencil

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Received from the School of Architecture and Planning in April 2021.

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The painting was bought by Howard Pim in November 1933 from the Export Book Co. Preston, Lancashire, UK, together with two other paintings by John Ruskin.
It seems that these three paintings were later presented by Howard Pim to the Students' Representative Council, University of the Witwatersrand on the 31 December 1933, to be hung in the Students Room in the new library (William Cullen Library?).
Also refer to the correspondence in this section, item numbers Bc162, Bc163, Bc172, Bc173.

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Handwritten note pasted on the reverse backing of the framed painting, saying "Carnarvon Castle, by John Ruskin. Presented by Mr. Howard Pim, 31st December 1933.
The painting was framed by Herbert Evans & Co., Ltd., Pritchard Street, Johannesburg.

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Painting stored in Media room for further assessment.

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