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John Ruskin

John Ruskin (1819–1900)
Sketchbook
113 drawings (primarily architectural), on 77 leaves; some leaves cut out; primarily white paper with some additional sheets in blue, yellow, pink, and green; gilt edges. Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, over pencil, some watercolor. Bound in black pebble-grained, stamped-leather binding. Album in gold lettering on spine
Binding: 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (146 x 90 mm);
leaves: 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (143 x 88 mm)
Bequest of Professor Helen Gill Viljoen; 1974.49:1
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Ruskin, who had been a student of Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding, was greatly influenced by the work of Prout, Roberts, and especially Turner. These architectural studies are believed to have been done in 1848, serving as material for the artist's Seven Lamps of Architecture.

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