Richmond by John Ruskin (1819-1900). Pencil on paper. inches. Provenance: Fine Art Society, London. Photograph and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

In this view Richmond Castle appears in the background at left on the other side of the river. Unlike Ruskin's early extremely static drawings, this sketch emphasises movement as it carries the viewer's eye from the vegetation in the right foreground around the hill down to the bridge and then up to the castle in the distance.


Ruskin, John. Works, "The Library Edition." eds. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. 39 vols. London: George Allen, 1903-1912.

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