The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford

John Ruskin and the Geographical Imagination

Denis Cosgrove selects works from Ruskin’s Teaching Collection and reveals a poetry of landscape that inspired geographical learning a century ago.

John Ruskin and the Geographical Imagination

Collection Trails: 31 objects

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Fribourg, Switzerland: Pen sketch John Ruskin

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    • Western Art Print Room

Ruskin's Catalogues

  • Ruskin's Educational series, 2nd ed. (1874)

    114. Fribourg, Switzerland. Pen sketch, with old print beneath.M
  • Educational, manuscript (1878)

    R 114.

    This group will consist, when it is completed, of illustrations of what German and Swiss life were in their happiest associations with landscape about the beginning of this Century. The pen-drawing in the upper subject is very good in the foliage, but I could not express what I wanted in the rock wall and rocks and so gave in.

    I leave the remainder of the pieces in this group without further comment at present.

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