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Record Number: 5660


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[checkweighman Chester Armstrong wrote] "The fact of Ruskin's gallant and successful defence of Turner the great landscape painter, and his still more valiant stand against the orthodox economists, cast a spell over me which was irresistible... To read 'Modern Painters', 'The Seven Lamps of Architecture', 'The Stones of Venice', 'The Crown of Wild Olives', was a kind of aesthetic intoxication".

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Northumberland

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:

Chester Armstrong

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

checkweighman (in mining)

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Ruskin

Title:

Modern Painters

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5660

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

404

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 404, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5660, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

See Chester Armstrong, 'Pilgrimage from Nenthead', pp. 156-64.

   
   
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