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:

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.

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.


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