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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    John Ruskin, H.R.W.S. (1819-1900)

    View of the Kapellbrucke, with the Lake of Lucerne beyond

    Price Realised  

    John Ruskin, H.R.W.S. (1819-1900)
    View of the Kapellbrucke, with the Lake of Lucerne beyond
    with inscription 'by John Ruskin/given by him to me/Joan Ruskin Severn' (on the reverse)
    pencil and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white, on buff paper
    5¾ x 9¾ in. (14.6 x 24.7 cm.)


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    The drawing on the verso appears to date to circa 1846 on account of its closeness in style to a drawing of that year in the Ruskin Library, Lancaster, RF1377; Lucerne- walls and towers, dated 31 August [1846]. The recto could also be of the same date or perhaps later. Ruskin had commissioned a finished watercolour of Lucerne, seen from the same direction but from further away, from J.M.W. Turner R.A. (1775-1851) only a few years earlier, in 1842. Joan Severn was Ruskin's cousin.

    We are grateful to James S. Dearden and Stephen Wildman for their help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Provenance

    Joan Ruskin Severn, a gift from the artist.
    with Agnew's, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London 7 April 1992, lot 194, where purchased by the present owner.


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