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In 'Modern Painters' (1847) the writer and critic John Ruskin (1819–1900) exhorted young English artists to 'go to Nature in all singleness of heart, and walk with her laboriously and trustingly, having no other thoughts but how best to penetrate her meaning, and remember her instructions; rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing; believing all things to be right and good, and rejoicing always in the truth.
Oil on canvas
H 43.2 x W 58.4 cm
Presented by the Art Fund 1946