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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 March 4?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.7
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin expresses his sympathy for Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who is ill. Ruskin informs Heaton he will send her photographs which are to be copied in sepia, chalk or pencil "as if they were nature itself." Ruskin argues, against the "Masters", that this practice "will do more for a pupil than a years common teaching." Ruskin praises Turner's use of space and drawing of form, praising Walls of Rome as a better work than his Berne. In a postscript, Ruskin states that "men who are not painters" do not get as much good out of art as they do out of "other divine things.".


  • 1855 March 4?


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 21 x 25 cm, folded to 21 x 13 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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