Mountain Scene with Boulder

Mountain Scene with Boulder Drawing

Pen and ink, approx. ? × ? cm (image only). The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as “a mountain scene” (Ruskin, Works, 2:364 n. 1). The foreground is taken up by a large boulder and a pine. Approaching the declivity between these obstacles, a male figure, accompanied by a dog, carries a bundle on his shoulder. The intended location and a possible original image that Ruskin may have copied are unknown. On the same page, the drawing is pasted above another drawing, Lake Scene with Building on Piers; however, no connection between the drawings is evident, except for their similar, comparatively small rectangular shapes, which made their pairing convenient.