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

Fors serpent bench detail

John Ruskin
Modern Ironwork at Kirkby Lonsdale, 1875
Woodcut after a drawing by John Ruskin, from ‘Fors Clavigera’, Volume 5, 1875, Letter LII, p.94
“..And these seats were to be artistic.. So they are supported on iron legs, representing each, as far as any rational conjecture can extend—the Devil’s tail pulled off, with a goose’s head stuck on the wrong end of it..”

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Published on March 29, 2016 at 907 × 864 in Kirkby Lonsdale: What Ruskin really said.