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

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 77 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 John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, July 1897
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John Ruskin

after John McClelland
postcard print, 17 July 1897
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin; Joan Severn (née Agnew)

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin

by John McClelland
half-plate glass negative, 25 July 1898
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John Ruskin

by Francis Holl, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1857
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John Ruskin

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Fine Art Society Ltd
mezzotint and etching, published 21 July 1880 (1879)
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John Ruskin

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Fine Art Society Ltd
mezzotint and etching, published 21 July 1880 (1879)
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John Ruskin

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
lithograph printed in black and grey, published 3 April 1886 (circa 1886)
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John Ruskin

by Robert Bryden, after Elliott & Fry
woodcut, published 1901 (1882)
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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 (Men of the Day, No. 40.')

by Adriano Cecioni
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 17 February 1872
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Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
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