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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 March?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.8
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin remarks that it is necessary to devote time to art appreciation, noting that Heaton initially liked the sky of Turner's Berne which Ruskin states is "exactly the worst part of the drawing." Ruskin declares Caius Cestius "the finer vignette." Ruskin refers to "Mr Durham" (Joseph Durham, who sculpted a portrait bust of Heaton) but confesses that he doesn't "much care about sculpture."


  • 1855 March?


Physical Description

1 sheet (1 page) : autograph letter signed ; 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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