John Ruskin (1819–1900)
John Ruskin (1819–1900)
John Ruskin (1819–1900)
John Ruskin (1819–1900)
John Ruskin (1819–1900)
John Ruskin (1819–1900)
John Ruskin (1819–1900)

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In May 1884 Conrad Dressler visited Ruskin at his home at Brantwood, Coniston Water, Cumbria, to sculpt his portrait. The sculpture was first modelled in clay from which plaster casts were made.

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John Ruskin (1819–1900)






H 40 x W 30 x D 30 cm;
Plinth: H 22.5 x W 34.5 x D 34.5 cm

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Acquisition method

presented to Whitelands College by John Ruskin, c.1892

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Signature/marks description

signed and dated below left shoulder, rear of bust: Conrad Dressler / 1892


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