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Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

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John Ruskin
Bellinzona: The Salita della Nocca going up to Montebello Castle, 1858
Pencil and watercolour on off-white wove paper, 8 1/2 in. x 6 1/16 in, 216 x 154 mm
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA, Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1956.24.257 as ‘Bellinzona’
This drawing has long been identified as Bellinzona, but the viewpoint is here precisely identified for the first time. This study is a concentrated study of the rock face to the left. Ruskin also had his assistant Frederick Crawley take a daguerreotype photograph of an even smaller area of the rock face.
Photograph courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Published on March 30, 2015 at 800 × 1107 in In Ruskin’s Footsteps at Bellinzona: The Salita della Nocca