John Ruskin, H.R.W.S ( London 1819-1900)
Property of a LadyLandscape studies by John Ruskin, H.R.W.S. (lots 230-236)
John Ruskin, H.R.W.S ( London 1819-1900)

Mont Blanc and the Lake of Geneva from the Jura, Switzerland

Details
John Ruskin, H.R.W.S ( London 1819-1900)
Mont Blanc and the Lake of Geneva from the Jura, Switzerland
signed with initials (lower left) and inscribed 'Mont Blanc. and the lake of Geneva. from the Jura:' (lower centre, in the margin) and numbered '11' (upper right, overmoutned) and '13' (lower right, overmounted) and further inscribed 'Mont Blanc and the Lake of Geneva/ from the Jura 1835' (verso)
pen and black ink heightened with white on grey paper
10 ½ x 14 3/8 in. (26.8 x 36.5 cm.)
Provenance
T. E. Jessop.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1990, lot 21.

Lot Essay

Executed during the Ruskin family's second European tour through France and Switzerland to Italy, which took place between 2 June and 10 December 1835. They were near Lake Geneva between 22 and 28 July. There is a similar study of Mont Blanc from St Martin, in the Morgan Library and Museum, New York.

During his trip Ruskin executed over 100 drawings, ranging from rapid sketches to more deliberate and complex compositions such as the present work.

We are grateful to Stephen Wildman for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
;

Related Articles

View all
Great names of British art for auction at Christies
Revealing brilliance: a histor auction at Christies
On the rise in 2022: five fema auction at Christies

More from Old Master Drawings and British Drawings and Watercolours

View All
View All