The present watercolour is a striking example of Ruskin's response to the beauty of nature and the constantly changing appearance of the sky. Two sunrises were shown at the 1879 exhibition of Ruskin drawings at Messrs Noyes & Blakeslee, Boston, October 1879: no. 89 Sunrise from Denmark Hill (1868) and no. 90 Study of Sunrise.
We are grateful to Stephen Wildman for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.