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John Ruskin (1819–1900)

Ruskin, John. An English critic and essayist; born in Edinburgh, Feb. 8, 1819; died at Brantwood, Jan. 20, 1900. His books on art comprise: ‘Modern Painters’ (1843); ‘The Seven Lamps of Architecture’ (1849); ‘The Stones of Venice’ (1851–53); ‘Pre-Raphaelitism’ (1851); ‘Giotto and his Works in Padua’ (1853–60); ‘Elements of Drawing’ (1857); ‘Political Economy of Art’ (1857); ‘The Two Paths’ (1859); ‘Elements of Perspective’ (1859); ‘Lectures on Art’ (1870); ‘Aratra Pentelici’ (1872); ‘Relation between Michael Angelo and Tintoret’ (1872); ‘The Laws of Fésole’ (1877–78); ‘The Art of England’ (1883); ‘Verona, and Other Lectures’ (1893); etc. His many miscellaneous works on ethics, social science, political economy, mythology, botany, etc., published under fanciful titles, include among others: ‘Munera Pulveris’ (1862–63); ‘Sesame and Lilies’ (1865), one of his most popular books; ‘The Ethics of the Dust’ (1866); ‘The Crown of Wild Olive’ (1866); ‘The Queen of the Air’ (1869); ‘The Eagle’s Nest’ (1872); ‘Love’s Meinie’ (1873); ‘Proserpina’ (1875–86); ‘Deucalion’ (1875–83); and ‘St. Mark’s Rest’ (1874–84). He also wrote a popular fairy tale, ‘The King of the Golden River’ (1851); ‘Arrows of the Chace’ (1880), letters to newspapers; ‘Præterita,’ autobiographical (1885–89); ‘Fors Clavigera’ (1871–84), miscellaneous counsels, moral, religious, economic, literary, etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).