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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 February 9

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.3
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin has acquired Turner's Walls of Rome for Heaton, having "no hesitation in ranking this as among the nine or ten best vignettes which Turner ever executed." Ruskin comments on the qualities of the Walls of Rome and of the Berne. He recommends at once "to have these two vignettes framed so as not to touch the glass -- and pasted in at back to keep out Leeds smoke. The least yellowing in the Caius Cestius would be fatal." Ruskin praises the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.


  • 1855 February 9


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 18 x 23 cm, folded to 18 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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