This is what he said about Whistler’s painting ‘Nocturne in Black and Gold’ c.1875:
“(I) never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face”.
The painting in question:
If you read the next post you will see that this is the second painting I found by Mr Taggert and I believe that, just as the previous one was, this was painted from a postcard. Could this be the very one?
What, you might ask, has Ruskin got to do with all this? Well, there is a memorial stone to John Ruskin on the banks of Derwentwater marking Friar’s Crag as the first place he remembered being taken to by his nurse.