Effie in Venice
Her Pictures of Society and Life with John Ruskin 1849–1852
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 354pp
In 1849, and again in 1852, the celebrated art critic John Ruskin took his young wife Effie to Venice. While he was busy writing books that were to define the Victorian ideal, Effie explored Venice with growing freedom and independence of thought. Her letters home, discovered and edited by biographer Mary Lutyens, are an enchanting evocation of a special moment in the history of Venice as well as the history of art.
The book is in good solid condition, with a little foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper has light surface wear and has been price-clipped but is now within a protective sleeve.
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