The Study at Brantwood (recent photograph)

Lake Coniston, Lake District

Nine of the rooms at Brantwood are now open to the public. But perhaps the study, with its view over the lake, is the one in which the visitor feels closest to Ruskin: "Here, about him, were many of his most loved possessions. Beside the doorway stands his great terrestrial globe; above it, and flanking the door on either hand, several fine Turner water-colours" (Spielmann (134). [Commentary continues below.]

Photograph above by Simon Cooke; scanned image immediately below, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee; last image scanned by Caroline Murray.

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