The Pass of Faido (1st Simple Topography). John Ruskin. 1856. Source: Plate 28 in Hewison, John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye, which explains that Ruskin engraved this plate and its companion, The Pass of Faido (2nd Turnerian Topography), in Modern Painters 4 to demonstrate the difference between a topographical and an imaginative vision. In 1845 he sought out the actual site of Turner's drawing, and made his own sketches (L45.172).”


Hewison, Robert. John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye.. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976. Plate 19 in Chapter 4. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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