Ruskin met the sitter in 1858 and fell in love with her.
- Pencil; watercolour
- Art Fund grant:
- £375 ( Total: £1,500)
- Acquired in:
- La Touche Family
They had an unhappy relationship which lasted the whole of his later life. Portrait drawings by Ruskin are rare. 1) Oval, 41.8 x 34.2 cm. 2) 48.6 x 33.4 cm. 3) 39 x 27 cm, c.1860.
Probably given to sitter's parents by Joan Severn, Ruskin's cousin, after his death; thence by family descent.