[Drawing of a fir tree], by Samuel Butler

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Pen and ink and wash on paper, mounted (40.5 x 28 cm). Inscribed by Butler in pencil: 'S.B. 1868'. [No. 15 in Henry Festing Jones's 1921 catalogue: 'This, I suspect, was made while Butler was under the influence of Ruskin's "Elements of Drawing" - say about 1870. He threw off that influence later.']

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