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Watercolour - Alpine Scene

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1916P13
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1844c - 1849c

Maker Information

Artist:John Ruskin - View biography for John Ruskin


This undated work is likely to have been made on one of Ruskin's numerous visits to the alps made in the 1840s. There are a number of works in a similar style which date from this period, notably 'Mountain Rock and Alpine Rose' (pencil watercolour and white bodycolour, 1844) in the collection of the Ruskin Galleries, Bembridge School, Isle of Wight.

Presented by Councillor Cornelius Combridge, 1916.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Watercolour wash over carbon pencil, black ink and traces of white gouache on buff coloured paper.

Associated Places


Height:170 mm
Width:255 mm