Title:Ruskin's Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum
As well as being an enormously influential writer, John Ruskin was a highly accomplished artist. He was also intensely interested in the visual presentation of his ideas, using his own and other artists' drawings in his books and in the popular lectures he gave as Slade Professor of Art in the University of Oxford. In 1875 Ruskin gave a large collection of drawings to the University. These works, now in the Ashmolean Museum, form the basis for this fascinating study. Selecting the finest drawings in the collection, Nicholas Penny traces Ruskin's career as an artist and reveals the elaborate, but unfulfilled, educational programme that lay behind his bequest...
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