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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 October 7

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.38
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin tells Heaton he will be glad for the loan of her Rossetti watercolor Dante's Dream after the Brownings (to whom Heaton was currently loaning the work) leave for Florence. Ruskin asks to borrow Turner's Castle St Angelo from Heaton as "there is more in these vignettes than I thought." Ruskin tells Heaton that, inspired by Heaton, he has bought two Turner vignettes. Ruskin debates the benefits of exhibiting at the Colnaghi gallery. Ruskin informs Heaton he might ask for her financial support for his "men who are to learn to engrave Turner.". Ruskin tells Heaton he will be happy to show her the works by Elizabeth Siddall in his possession and suggests a time she might visit him to view them. [Date given by postmark: 7 October 1856]


  • 1856 October 7


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (1 page) : 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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