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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Paolo and Francesca da Rimini

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Subject Source: Local (YCBA-RBM)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 November 12?

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.21
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin tells Heaton he has sent her the Rossetti works which he suggests she look at extensively but that she should "keep them locked up -- lest the one should be laughed at for its errors." He remarks that Rossetti's Francesca di Rimini is a "bold -- but perfectly true reading of Dante.". He tells Heaton that he is going to make Rossetti redo Guinevere & Lancelot "without mistakes" and that he will keep...
Dates: 1855 November 12?

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

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.22
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin apologizes for not having previously written to Heaton about Rossetti's Paolo and Francesca and tells her if she likes his Rossetti better, he will make an exchange with her as "both are exquisite examples of him." Ruskin tells her that he now has more free time, having finished his draft of what will become Modern Painters III, and that he shall read Heaton's writings. In a postscript, he admits that he doesn't care which...
Dates: 1855 mid-November?

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 late November

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.24
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin admits that he had not written about Heaton's latest commission for Rossetti as he assumed she would know he was pleased by it. He tells Heaton to keep both Rossettis as long as she likes. He tells her to send him the money for Rossetti's Rachel which will allow him to buy Rossetti's Francesca. Ruskin admits that Rossetti had offered to sell him the Francesca at a lower price but Ruskin insisted that he and...
Dates: 1855 late November

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.27
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin admits that time constraints mean that his letter is late and "hastily" written. He asks Heaton about the positioning of the proofs of the latest Bolton Abbey photographs and enquires after a bridge, mentioned in Heaton's last letter to him, which has apparently been built since Ruskin's last visit to the area. Ruskin asks Heaton to arrange for another two photographs to be taken, with a view from Holme Terrace. Ruskin says Heaton can return Rossetti's ...
Dates: 1855 December

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December 23

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.28
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin stresses that he is not ungrateful for Heaton's help and wishes her a merry Christmas. He explains that he cannot give Heaton the reasons for his commissioning of the Bolton photographs because it is related to the fourth volume of Modern Painters, which will not be published for at least two months. Ruskin encourages Heaton to contemplate "Dante's riddle about Rachel and Matilda" and gives her hints about how she might "make it out." Ruskin...
Dates: 1855 December 23

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December 30

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.29
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin wishes Heaton a happy new year. Ruskin gives further hints to Heaton about "Dante's riddle,", expanding on the idea that Beatrice and Matilda represent the "Active and Contemplative faculties" and musing upon Dante's meaning. Ruskin tells Heaton that Rossetti's Francesca arrived with him safely and that he is glad that the work was well-received in Heaton's circle. Ruskin tells Heaton that she cannot yet commission any work from Elizabeth...
Dates: 1855 December 30