London Zoo, Regents Park, London, England
Castle Rock, Edinburgh
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From the Collection
This on-the-spot sketch dates from one of Ruskin’s two visits to Edinburgh in the 1850s, in 1853 and 1857. In 1853, he was there to deliver one of his `Lectures on Architecture and Painting’ but there are no known Edinburgh views dating from that year, only some drawings executed when he was staying at Glenfinlas. It is therefore more likely to date from 1857.
The inscription in the lower left was written by William Ward (1829-1908), an artist who was paid by Ruskin to copy the work of J.M.W. Turner.
From the Watercolour World