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.]

Photograph 2019 by Simon Cooke; scanned image, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

[These images may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer or person who scanned it (2) link your document to this URL, or cite the Victorian Web in a print document. Click on the images to enlarge them].