A Courtyard at Abbeville

John Ruskin

1858

Photograph

Source: Works, facing 14.388

In Notes on Prout and Hunt, Ruskin states that he made the "little picture": “in 1858 (by my own setting of the camera), in the courtyard of one of the prettiest yet remaining fragments of fifteenth-century domestic buildings in Abbeville. The natural vine leaves consent in grace and glow with the life of the old wood carving; and thought the modern white procelain image ill replaces the revoluition-deposed Madonna, and only pedestals of saints, and canopies, are left on the propping beams of the gateway —[continued below]

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