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John Ruskin (1819–1900)

Photo credit: Ruskin Library and Research Centre for Culture, Landscape and the Environment, Lancaster University

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Ruskin formed a close friendship with the brothers Thomas and George Richmond, both successful portrait painters. There is no contemporary record of this portrait, which is presumed to have been painted after the Ruskin family's return from their long continental journey of 1840–1841.

Ruskin Library and Research Centre, Lancaster University



John Ruskin (1819–1900)




oil on canvas


H 33.5 x W 26 cm

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part of the Whitehouse Collection

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Ruskin Library and Research Centre, Lancaster University

Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4YH England

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