The Drunkenness of Noah on the ‘Vine Angle’ of the Ducal Palace, at the corner nearest the Ponte della Paglia above the 1st Capital in the Ducal Palace. Series of Capitals of Lower Arcade (Children /Ages of Man) is illustrated at Plate XX facing Works, 10.360 and see Works, 10.362. Above the Drunkeness of Noah is Tobias and the Archangel Raphael.
The importance to Ruskin of the passage at Notebook M p.35 is marked by the side line in the manuscript. There is further description at Notebook M p.166, where Ruskin refers to the Proutish ornament of the surface of the head of Noah, and Notebook M2 p.106 where there is a comparative discussion of the forms of the sculptures at the angles of the Ducal Palace. Elsewhere in M and M2 it is used as a point of reference, either to define the position of other elements of the Ducal palace (e.g. Notebook M p.162 , Notebook M2 p.86), or as a standard for making judgments of quality, style, or date (e.g. Notebook M p.35; Notebook M p.188; Notebook M2 p.70; Notebook M2 p.94; Notebook M2 p.130).
At Works, 10.218 ‘this is central work, fact and design together’. There is an extended discussion of it at Works, 10.358 and following. There is a discussion of the dating of the facades of the Ducal Palace with a reference to the dating of this ‘Vine angle’ at Works, 11.247.
There are Plates facing Works, 10.360, Works, 10.362, Works, 29.34 [n/a].
See also the Adam and Eve / Fall of Man on the ‘Fig Tree Angle’ and the Judgment of Solomon on the ‘Judgment Angle’ at the Porta della Carta.
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