Volume containing press cuttings relating to John Ruskin, the majority of which are articles commemorating his death. Includes a bound series of articles from The Magazine of Art, most of which are by M. H. Spielmann with one by Robert De La Sizeranne. An index of publications featured is bound into the volume.
John Ruskin, album of press cuttings
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- ReferenceGB 1082 JRUSK
- Former ReferenceGB 1082 MS 187
- Dates of Creation1891 - 1900
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Ruskin (1819-1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtman, watercolourist and social thinker. He first came to widespread attention with the publication of the first volume of 'Modern Painters' in 1843, which was an extended essay in defence of the work of J. M. W. Turner. From the 1850s he championed the Pre-Raphaelites who were influenced by his ideas. In 1860 he published 'Unto This Last' which marked the shift in his emphasis to social and political issues. In 1869 Ruskin became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, where he eventually established the Ruskin School of Drawing.
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