Venga Medusa by John Ruskin 1860. Source: Modern Painters V, Works volume 8, facing 168. Plate 8 in Elizabeth K. Helsinger's Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder, which comments: “An illustration to a discussion of stormclouds: the grotesque sublime.”. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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

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