2 June 2009
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
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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