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Coming of Age: Ruskin's Drawings from the 1840-41 Tour


Ruskins sketch of the Glacier des Bois
Glacier des Bois
Ruskin Library, Lancaster University LA1 4YH
Lancaster University

A vivid account of the Ruskin family travels as he went with his parents through France and Italy on a tour between autumn and winter 1840 and June of 1841.

Working their way along the coast of Italy through Genoa, Lucca, Florence and Pisa, they spent December in Rome before moving on to Naples early in January 1841. The return journey took them via Rome in March and Florence, Venice, Milan, Geneva and through France to Calais and home.

This exhibition brings together a vivid visual account of the Ruskin family travels.