4. The Ruskin Exhibition, Manchester (1904)

In the spring of 1904, a major Ruskin Exhibition was mounted at the Manchester City Art Gallery. It presented drawings and paintings by Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, pictures of architecture and copies by Ruskin’s pupils, as well as portraits and...

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2. A Swan without a Leda

My forthcoming study of John Ruskin’s Sheffield will present the most complete biography yet published of Henry Swan (1825-1889) , the curator of St George’s Museum, Walkley. This blog post answers an important question: did Henry Swan help in the 1850s to decorate...

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1. A New Ruskin Blog

I intend to use this space to explore a range of topics related to the Victorian critic of art and society, John Ruskin (1819-1900). It will include original articles, reviews and commentary, some of it revisiting old work, some of it anticipating publications to...

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