Leaf Study
Date: 1883
Medium: Graphite, ink, and wash on paper
Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 5 1/4 in. (22.5 x 13.3 cm) frame: 22 3/4 × 18 5/8 in. (57.8 × 47.3 cm)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2008
Object Number: 2008-82
About: This drawing illustrates the importance of shading. In his manual The Elements of Drawing, Ruskin explained, “Everything that you can see in the world around you, presents itself to your eyes only as an arrangement of patches of different colours variously shaded.”
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