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Auction: Auction 07.06.2005
was auctioned on: 7 June 2005
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RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Three autograph letters signed, to Dean [A.P.] Stanley (2) and Miss Rhoda Malleson, Denmark Hill and Coniston, 10 November 1871 - [postmark 25 January 1881], together four pages, 8vo ; envelope.

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Estimate: £600 - £900
ca. US$1,091 - US$1,636
Price realised:  £960
ca. US$1,745
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RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Three autograph letters signed, to Dean [A.P.] Stanley (2) and Miss Rhoda Malleson, Denmark Hill and Coniston, 10 November 1871 - [postmark 25 January 1881], together four pages, 8vo ; envelope. Ruskin thanks Dean Stanley in 1871 for permission to make casts of some funerary monuments in Westminster Abbey, 'defaced as they are, the pieces of foliage above the shields will be among the loveliest models I can use in the Oxford schools', sighing 'if there were but a few more heads' on another set of figures -- 'but the bodies alone are a school of art'; in 1872 he seeks permission for his assistant, Arthur Burgess, to make some drawings and measurements in the Abbey. Ten years later, Ruskin writes to Rhoda Malleson that her letter ' does look interesting - I wait for my womankind to read it to me (they're at Church)', referring to a published work, which 'doesn't amuse me they all alike make me both angry and sick', and to his variable moods, 'I was in high glory on Wednesday -- but have been black-sulking every since'. (3)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 07.06.2005
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2005
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington