Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to George Frederick Watts, [1861 Feb. 5].

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Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to George Frederick Watts, [1861 Feb. 5].

Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to George Frederick Watts, [1861 Feb. 5].

Clarifying that he did not intend that Watts should not aim for all of Titian's qualities, "but not all at once;" explaining that "Titian was born....with every conceivable human advantage and probably before he was 12 years old, knew perfectly all that could be done with oil paint. We are under every conceivable human disadvantage and we must be content to go slowly--if you try at present to get all Titian's qualities you will assuredly get none;" continuing to say that "you have many things to discover--which they learned with their Alphabet--many things to cure yourself of which their masters never allowed them to fall into the habit of."

1 item (4 p.) ; 21.6 cm

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