In 1838 Ruskin toured Scotland with his parents. The use of strong blue and yellow in this work reflects the influence of David Cox on the young Ruskin. The catalogue of drawings produced by E. T. Cook and A. Wedderburn dates this work to 30 July 1838 (Works of Ruskin, XXXVIII, Catalogue of Drawings, p. 248).

  • Presented by the Trustees of the Griffiths Bequest, 1907.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Ruskin -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Victorian Painting
122 National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa 1965 - 1965
Peintures et Aquarelles Anglaises 1700-1900 du Musée de Birmingham
103 Musée de Lyon 1966-10-23 - 1966-11-20
Ruskin and the English Watercolour: From Turner to the Pre-Raphaelites
4 Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 1989-04-06 - 1989-05-13
4 Holburne Museum and Craft Centre, University of Bath 1989-05-26 - 1989-07-30
4 Bankside Gallery, London 1989-08-10 - 1989-09-10


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Works of Ruskin, XXXVIII, Catalogue of Drawings
Alexander Wedderburn, E T Cook 1912 George Allen, London p. 248, no. 614
Ruskin and the English Watercolour: From Turner to the Pre-Raphaelites
1989 Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester p. 11

Associated places

Name Type
Dumbarton Castle, Strathclyde, Scotland Depicted
Dumbarton Rock, Strathclyde, Scotland Depicted

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