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John Ruskin (1819-1900) this would be Really pretty with a paper or tissue flower in the center.


John Ruskin, Caen, St Sauveur, 1848.Pencil and wash, 44.8 x 27.3 cmSource: Robert Hewison, Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, 2000.


"Part of the Façade of the destroyed Church of San Michele in Foro, Lucca, sketched in Colour" John Ruskin, 30 June - 1 July 1846


John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900 - author of influential essays on art and architecture; photo c. 1850s. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.” — John Ruskin