W. B. Scott, John Ruskin, and D. G. Rossetti
William A. Downey
June 29, 1863
Source: Works, facing 36.454
Downey made made this triple portrait during the same session at Rossetti's house (16 Cheyne Walk) he photographed Ruskin and Rossetti in Rossetti's painting chair. The photographer posed his subjects in Rossetti's garden (which Beerbohm so delightful caricatures). Maas comments: "Rossetti's handkerchief hangs out sloppily and he stands awkwardly; and, furthermore, Downely objected to the menacing way Ruskin held his stick." (Ruskin and His Circle, 24).
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