What would Ruskin say?

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:

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A bit harsh when you consider that a coxcomb is a pretentious fop! I think Ruskin would have had less to say about this lovely watercolour by John T. Taggert entitled Friar’s Crag, Derwentwater.

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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?

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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.

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