Malham Cove. John Ruskin (1819-1900). c. 1837. Graphite and watercolor on laid paper. 157 x 194 mm (6 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches). Signed lower left: "Malham Cove." Provenance: Bought as "attributed to Sir [sic] John Ruskin," Duke's, 26th September 2013. The written inscription is in Ruskin's hand, and the picture is typical for sketches done by Ruskin in the north of England in 1837. For a discussion of this period of Ruskin’s life (with useful visual examples) see Walton (30−35). — Paul Crowther [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Crowther, Paul. Awakening Beauty: The Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana: National Gallery of Slovenia; Galway: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, 2014. No. 112.

Walton, Paul H. The Drawings of John Ruskin. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.

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