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

The sun setting through clouds

Details
John Ruskin, H.R.W.S. (London 1819-1900)
The sun setting through clouds
inscribed with colour notes
pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour
5 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. (13.8 x 22.5 cm.)
Provenance
T. E. Jessop.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1990, lot 20.

Lot Essay

Ruskin made rapid sketches of atmospheric effects throughout his life. Stephen Wildman has suggested that although these studies are difficult to date, the combination of foreground sea and distant mountains may suggest a connection with his travel from mainland Italy to Sicily in late April 1874.

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

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