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Maker(s):Riddy, John
Culture:British (1959-)
Date Made:2000
Materials:Gelatin silver print
Measurements:Overall: 15 in x 18 7/8 in; 38.1 cm x 47.9 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2014.34
Credit Line:Gift of the artist
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Black and white courtyard view taken from the top of a flight of steps in Oxford, England. The view is devoid or people.

Label Text:
Exhibition Label, 40 Years / 40 Artists, January 22–March 8, 2015:
Praeterita is the title of John Ruskin’s autobiography, a title he chose for a book which often reads like a travelogue. Riddy’s photographs are intended to echo the chapters of Praeterita and to reflect Ruskin’s affection for those moments when he stopped to consider and later remember the view. - Loretta Yarlow

courtyards; education; buildings; travel

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