Richmond Bridge. Watercolor. 1837. Source: Hewison, John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye, which comments this was “the first Turner ever bought by the Ruskins, in 1837. The classical elements of the composition show how conventional Ruskin's appreciation of Turner was before the revelation of 1842” — that is, Evening on Mount Rigi, Seen from Zug. [Click on image to enlarge it.]


Hewison, Robert. John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976. [Plate 15 in Chapter 2].

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