Study of the Marble Inlaying in the Front of the Casa Loredan, Venice

John Ruskin


Pencil, watercolor

Source: Hewison, John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye, which quotes Ruskin's statement: “'I was always working, not for the sake of the drawing, but to get accurate knowledge of some point in the building” (27.175).

The plate is part of Hewison's reconstruction of part of Ruskin's Rudimentary Series, a series of examples of heraldry as simple exercises in drawing and as symbols of leadership.

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