John Ruskin

1 portrait of John Ruskin

John Ruskin, by T.A. & J. Green, 1880s - NPG P327 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Ruskin

by T.A. & J. Green
platinum print, 1880s
7 3/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (197 mm x 260 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Primary Collection
NPG P327


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  • John Ruskin (1819-1900), Writer, artist and social reformer. Sitter associated with 77 portraits.

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Ruskin was the most influential art critic of the nineteenth century. He first made his name with Modern Painters, the first volume of which was published in 1843. In 1871, following the death of his mother, Ruskin bought the small estate of Brantwood on Lake Coniston in the Lake District. He was to remain there for the rest of his life. This fine photograph was taken during one of his daily walks by the local photographers Thomas Andrew and James Green, from Saint Bees, near Whitehaven in Cumbria.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 111
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 538