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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY

    John Ruskin (1819-1900), in dark grey frock coat, grey tweed waistcoat, white shirt, gold shirt stud, gold watch chain, grey hair, beard and moustache; sunset background

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    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), in dark grey frock coat, grey tweed waistcoat, white shirt, gold shirt stud, gold watch chain, grey hair, beard and moustache; sunset background
    on ivory
    rectangular in oval mount, 4 7/8 in. (124 mm.) high, dark blue velvet matting with oval gilt-wood border inset in rectangular gilt-wood shadow-box frame with brick red and sablé gold reeding


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    The present miniature is based on a series of photographs taken of Ruskin by Elliott & Fry in 1882. For reproductions of the 1882 group of photographs, see J. Dearden, John Ruskin: A Life in Pictures, Sheffield, 1999, pp. 136 and 143.

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