The Study at Brantwood
Lake Coniston, Lake District
Nine of the rooms at Brantwood are now open to the public. But perhaps the study, with its view over the lake, is the one in which the visitor feels closest to Ruskin: "Here, about him, were many of his most loved possessions. Beside the doorway stands his great terrestrial globe; above it, and flanking the door on either hand, several fine Turner water-colours" (Spielmann (134). [Commentary continues below.]
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