John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Sir Hubert von Herkomer, R. A. (1849-1914) (1862-1949)

1879

Mezzotint of original watercolor on paper

Origin in National Portrait Gallery (1336), London

Jeremy Maas included in his exhibition an artist's proof of an 1880 mezzotint version of Herkomer's portrait that the Fine Art Society (148 New Bond Street, London) published in an edition of 75. Maas quotes Ruskin's opinion that it is "a beautiful drawing of me, the first that has ever given what may be gleaned out of the clods of my face."

Thanks to Shoshana M. Landow, M.D., for locating the orginal version of this portrait.