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Among Ruskin’s numerous drawings from nature are dozens of life-sized studies of leaf sprays. In order to train his eye and his hand, Ruskin would bring in a freshly gathered branch from out-of-doors and, while his father read aloud to him for a half an hour after breakfast, Ruskin would challenge himself to finish a full scale pen and ink drawing of the foliage and fill it in with rapid watercolor washes.
Purchased from William Ward through Alfred M. Brooks
On the Seine near Jumièges
Ward, William II (British, 1829-1908)
After Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)