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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Five autograph letters signed to Miss Pryer, James P. Ware, John Sparkes (head of the National Art Training School at South Kensington) and the Secretary of the Artists Institution of Birmingham, Denmark Hill, 'Arthur Severn's, Herne Hill' and Corpus Christi College, [1857]-1875 and n.d., and two autograph manuscript fragments (one with a cut signature laid down), together approximately 7½ pages, 8vo and 4to.

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    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Five autograph letters signed to Miss Pryer, James P. Ware, John Sparkes (head of the National Art Training School at South Kensington) and the Secretary of the Artists Institution of Birmingham, Denmark Hill, 'Arthur Severn's, Herne Hill' and Corpus Christi College, [1857]-1875 and n.d., and two autograph manuscript fragments (one with a cut signature laid down), together approximately 7½ pages, 8vo and 4to.

    Ruskin on art, including a page from a draft of The Laws of Fésole (from Chapter 10, 'On Light and Shade') with instruction on the drawing of a scarlet geranium, a list of paintings from his 'Lucerne Series', and referring to his own drawings and publications ('I have the sea-urchin in my book, which was spoiled in woodcutting, you must have wondered what it was'; 'could you ... get these two casts photographed for me ... with the light in both cases from the back of the head, the faces in shade as much as is necessary to give the drawing'). (7)


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