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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1857 January 24

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.58
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

This letter outlines Ruskin's negotiations for two sketches and a vignette, all by Turner, on Heaton's behalf. He begins by reiterating that it is too wet to send the works to her today. Ruskin goes into to great detail about the course of the negotiations. Ruskin ends by praising Turner's Calais depictions and gives Heaton further advice on preserving, mounting and exhibiting the works in her collection. Ruskin details the price for the three works and asks Heaton to let him know as soon as possible whether she would like to take them.


  • 1857 January 24


Physical Description

2 sheets (3 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 32 x 20 cm ; 32 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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