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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 mid-February?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.5
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin writes that he cannot advise Heaton on matters of framing, as he has "never yet framed a picture to [his] liking." He offers further praise of Turner's Walls of Rome. He advises against the purchase of his "Venice folios." He concludes: "I am sorry to say I mean't & mean what I say of art to separate it from other pursuits. Music helps religious feelings in thousands. Politics ... are a part of Religion. Pictorial art is too often separated from it -- or opposed to it." [Date provided by Surtees: ? Mid-February 1855]


  • 1855 mid-February?


Physical Description

1 sheet (2 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 25 x 20 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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