Lot #599
John Ruskin Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $200+


Influential English art critic and writer (1819-1900) remembered as a champion of the work of J.M.W. Turner. ALS signed “J. Ruskin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Brantwood letterhead, June 8, 1876. Handwritten letter to Mr. S. Hayden, in full: "Can you post me the drawing to look at, here. I will soon guarantee it for you with signature, if mine. I have not doubted the Temple of Jupiter, as originally by Turner's hand. But it is so poor and bad that I could only suppose it had been half repainted in some dealer's hands. It always puzzled me, and I never had opportunity of examining it thoroughly." In fine condition, with light soiling.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021

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