John Ruskin

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Model: John Ruskin


◦ Fredeman, Correspondence, 62.15.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 188 (no. 455).

Scholarly Commentary


This chalk drawing is all that remains of a commission by Charles Edward Norton for a portrait of his friend, John Ruskin, by DGR. A letter from DGR to Professor Norton in February of 1862 indicates that a version was begun in oil, but was never completed, likely due to Ruskin's disapproval of it (Fredeman, Correspondence, 62.15).

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