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John Ruskin (1819-1900), Writer, artist and social reformer

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 76 portraits
One of the great thinkers and critics of the Victorian period, whose writings profoundly influenced attitudes to art, architecture and aesthetics; published 'Modern Painters', 1843-60, 'Seven Lamps of Architecture', 1849, and 'Stones of Venice' 1851-3; later turned to social and political problems, advocating socialistic reforms; keenly interested in science and an accomplished watercolourist. His unfinished autobiography, Praeterita is a highly selective account, and a radically different approach to autobiography, intended as an 'informal assemblage of memories'.

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John Ruskin

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, May-June 1885
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John Ruskin

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, May-June 1885, published 1888
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John Ruskin

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd, after Herbert Rose Barraud
postcard print, 1900s (May-June 1885)
NPG x26520

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John Ruskin; Arthur Severn

by John McClelland, or by Percy Lund & Co
half-plate glass negative, Summer 1891
NPG x12189

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Joan Severn (née Agnew); Arthur Severn; John Ruskin

by John McClelland, or by Percy Lund & Co
bromide print, Summer 1891
NPG x39718

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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, Summer 1892
NPG x12175

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John Ruskin; Joan Severn (née Agnew)

by John McClelland
bromide print, Summer 1892
NPG x39720

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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, circa 1893
NPG x12176

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John Ruskin; Joan Severn (née Agnew)

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, circa 1893
NPG x12177

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John Ruskin; Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1st Bt

by Sarah Angelina Acland, published by George Allen
photogravure, 1 August 1893
NPG x13297

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John Ruskin

by Sarah Angelina Acland
platinum print, 1 August 1893
NPG x5588

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John Ruskin

after Charles Philip McCarthy
photogravure postcard print, (May 1894)
NPG x5101

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John Ruskin

by Frederick Hollyer, published by Walter L. Colls
photogravure, September 1894
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 14 February 1895
NPG x12174

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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
cabinet card, 14 February 1895
NPG x13295

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John Ruskin; Peter Baxter

by John McClelland
bromide print, 14 February 1895
NPG x39719

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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, July 1897
NPG x12178

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John Ruskin

after John McClelland
postcard print, 17 July 1897
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