PRE-RAPHAELITISM, NOTES ON THE TURNER COLLECTION, NOTES ON THE ROYAL ACADEMY 1857, by John Ruskin - 1851 & 1857 [3 pamphlets as one]


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Notes on the Turner Collection 1856-1857;

Notes on Some of the Principal Pictures Exhibited in the Royal Academy No. III-1857

by John Ruskin 

Three works bound as one volume.  London:  Smith, Elder and Co., 1851 and 1857  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Three-quarter calf bound covers have flame pattern marble paper, blind tooled borders, gilt on spine. 
  • Boards show some scuffing, heavy edgewear.  Corners are scuffed, frayed, with exposed board.
  • Spine has blind stamped title and is scuffed, with firm ends.
  • Binding is firm. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have some light foxing, staining, writing. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned, has a few pencil marks in margins pg. 7-8.  See photos. 
  • PS2023.0720

208 pages. 5.25 x 8.25 inches

Three works of art criticism and commentary by John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Included is his 1851 essay "Pre-Raphaelitism," by "the author of Modern Painters," as he described himself.  Modern Painters (1843) had been largely devoted to discussion and defense of the painter J.M.W. Turner, whose work is the subject of the second part.  Ruskin's view, that the principal role of the artist was "truth to nature," was a tenet of 19th century Romanticism.  

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