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

Ruskin’s benches #5 blind serpent

Serpent bench at Kirkby Lonsdale
Photograph by David Hill, taken 25 March 2016, 10.48 GMT
“..: and what is more—two of the geese-heads are without eyes (I stooped down under the seat and rubbed the frost off them to make sure), and the whole symbol is perfect, therefore,—as typical of our English populace, fashionable and other, which seats itself to admire prospects, in the present day..”

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Published on March 29, 2016 at 1174 × 1103 in Kirkby Lonsdale: What Ruskin really said.