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Record 3666

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From the editor's short biography of Ellen Heaton: "She had read and was a 'great admirer' of the early volumes of Modern Painters.'
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively
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:Ellen Heaton
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Nov 1816
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Woman of private means, art collector
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: Modern Painters I and II
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Modern Painters I (first published 1834) and II (first published 1846)
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3666  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 146
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3666, accessed: 23 May 2019

Additional comments:

The editor had access to unpublished diaries and letters of Dr John Heaton, the reader's brother, and quotes from his diary in the previous paragraph. It is implied that this is the source.

 

 

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