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Image number: RS.13017
Credit: ©The Royal Society,

Portrait of Henry Wentworth Acland and John Ruskin

Date

1903
[1846]

Sitter

Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland (1815-1900, British), Physician
John Ruskin (1819-1900, British), Art critic

Creator

Unknown, Artist

After

Sarah Angelina Acland (1849-1930, British), Photographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 120mm
width (print): 93mm
height (paper support): 220mm
width (paper support): 144mm

Subject

Description

Dual portrait of Henry Wentworth Acland (right) and John Ruskin (left) in an oval frame. The two are shown sitting out of doors in front of an ivy-grown wall at Ruskin’s home of Brantwood, Coniston in Cumbria, England. Ruskin is seated on a cane chair and shown in profile. Acland faces him, holding a book or album and with a walking stick held in the crook of his left arm.

Inscribed below with facsimile signatures and the caption: ‘RUSKIN AND ACLAND AT BRANTWOOD, 1893’.

Plate 5 in the book Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, Bart. K.C.B., F.R.S….a memoir, by James Beresford Atlay (London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1903).

Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1st baronet (1815-1900), British physician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1847.

Associated place

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