John Ruskin aged three and a half by James Northcote

John Ruskin wrote about the portrait himself, 'articles of my daily dress were all sent to the old painter for perfect realisation; but they appear in the picture more remarkable than they were in the nursery, because I am represented as running in a field at the edge of a wood.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
122 x 99 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,411 ( Total: £25,645)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Sotheby's

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Provenance

Ruskin Sale, Sotheby's 20 May 1931. bt Votkins; H.B.Yotnakparien, New York, 1951.

Venue details

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Entry details

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