Ruskin visited the alps many times and made numerous drawings of the region. He appears to have been fond of sketching famous peaks such as the Matterhorn. Two other works in the collection depict multiple peaks and are inscribed with the corresponding names (1907P145 and 1907P150).

  • Presented by Alderman F C Clayton, 1916.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Ruskin -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Ruskin Watercolours and Drawings
29 Arts Council Touring Exhibition 1954 - 1954
Peintures et Aquarelles Anglaises 1700-1900 du Musée de Birmingham
99 Musée de Lyon 1966-10-23 - 1966-11-20
Magnificent Switzerland: Views by Foreign Artists 1770-1914
65 Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, Villa Favorita, Lugano 1991-08-01 - 1991-10-21
65 Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva 1991-11-14 - 1992-02-02
Le Sentiment de la Montagne
143 Musée de Grenoble 1998-06-01 - 1992-03-01
143 Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin 1998-07-01 - 1998-10-15


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Works of Ruskin, XXXVIII, Catalogue of Drawings
Alexander Wedderburn, E T Cook 1912 George Allen, London p. 267, no. 1123
Magnificent Switzerland: Views by Foreign Artists 1770-1914
1991 Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, Lugano and Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva -


Alderman F. C. Clayton.

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Name Type
The Alps Depicted

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