John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
14 Feb 2014 - 11 May 2014
Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries
John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. The artist’s drawings demonstrate how his work evolved over time and how he used the medium in a distinctive technical manner.
This exhibition showcases around 140 works, including watercolours, drawings and daguerreotypes. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the National Galleries of Scotland
John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Study of a Velvet Crab 1870 (?)
Bodycolour over graphite on blue wove paper; 31.5 × 24.5 cm
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875 (WA.RS.ED.199)