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.
John Ruskin aged three and a half by James Northcote, 1822
- Oil on canvas
- 122 x 99 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,411 ( Total: £25,645)
- Acquired in:
Ruskin Sale, Sotheby's 20 May 1931. bt Votkins; H.B.Yotnakparien, New York, 1951.