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Record 3650

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter B 14 - Postmark 6/12/1857 - "I can't answer at length till Monday. But you are quite right about the graver want of the book. [The Elements of Drawing, which had been published in June]. The appalling character of it is only to young ladies who think of drawing as mere recreation - assuredly no more work is asked than about half what they give to piano."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 01 Jun 1857 and 6 Dec 1857
Country: n/a
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:Anna Blunden
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 22 Dec 1829
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Artist
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: The Elements of Drawing
Genre: Education, Crafts, Textbook / self-education, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: June 1857
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3650  
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: 92-3
  Additional comments: From letter to Anna Blunden.

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. 92-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3650, accessed: 23 May 2019

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