Three drawings of Rose la Touche by John Ruskin

Ruskin met the sitter in 1858 and fell in love with her.

Details

Medium:
Pencil; watercolour
Art Fund grant:
£375 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
1976
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Probably given to sitter's parents by Joan Severn, Ruskin's cousin, after his death; thence by family descent.

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