Ruskin's tour in 1845 took him to Switzerland and Italy travelling through places such as Lucca, Pisa and Venice. This drawing of an Italian village shows Ruskin's attention to detail in recording the places he visited.

  • Presented by Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, 1907.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Ruskin -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
a. bricks - / of plaster [?] / b. stone / c. [illegible writing] / d. [illegible writing] / in long [?] blossom / e. roof in / front [illegible writing] / detached / court behind // gourd [?] // wood
Inscription - Handwritten - Inscribed in the artist's handwriting with numerous notes and corresponding letters as to colour and the materials of the buildings.. Pencil.


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Ruskin Exhibition
384 Royal Society of Painters in Water Colour, London 1901-02-04 - 1901-03-02
Ruskin Exhibition
77 The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London 1907-03 - 1907-04
Ruskin Drawings and Watercolours
16 Arts Council Touring Exhibition 1954 - 1954
Peintures et Aquarelles Anglaises 1700-1900 du Musée de Birmingham
109 Musée de Lyon 1966-10-23 - 1966-11-20
John Ruskin and Victorian Art
103 Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo 1993-02-25 - 1993-03-30
103 Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume 1993-04-04 - 1993-05-09
103 Nara Sogo of Art, Nara 1993-05-12 - 1993-06-06
103 Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, Utsunomiya 1993-06-13 - 1993-08-15
Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites
36 Tate Britain, London 2000-03-09 - 2000-05-28


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Ruskin Exhibition: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Water-Colours and Drawings by the late John Ruskin
1907 The Fine Art Society, London p. 17
Works of Ruskin, XXXVIII, Catalogue of Drawings
Alexander Wedderburn, E T Cook 1912 George Allen, London p. 259, no. 899
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p. 373
John Ruskin and Victorian Art
1993 Tokyo Shimbun, Tokyo p. 289, repr. p.152
Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites
Ian Warrell, Robert Hewison, Stephen Wildman 2000 Tate Gallery Publishing, London p. 58, repr. pl. 36

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