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Record 3560

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter 8/2/1863 - "For, as far as I remember - my sayings to you have been very nearly limited to Goldsmith's model of a critical sentence on painter's work: "that it was very well - and would have been better if the painter had taken more pains."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:John Ruskin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: n/a
Occupation: writer and art critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Title: The Vicar of Wakefield
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3560  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 46-47
  Additional comments: From the editor's footnote: "The whole secret consisted in a strict adherence to two rules: the one always to observe that the picture might have been better if the painter had taken more pains." (The Vicar of Wakefield, cb. XX.) From letter dated 8/2/1863 to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterfront.

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 46-47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3560, accessed: 18 July 2019

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