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John Ruskin ink and gouache on paper study depicting Sens Cathedral in Burgundy, France – estimate $600-800 at Skinner on May 31.

Pictured here is a view of France by British artist and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900), known for his detailed architectural and topographical works.

This 10 ¾ x 10 ¼in (27 x 26cm) ink and gouache on paper study depicts Sens Cathedral in Burgundy, France. It is titled and signed Sens/JRuskin to the lower right and dated and titled April 14./Sens. April 14, 1846 to the lower left.

The work is additionally identified and titled Sens Cathedral, Before Restoration on a label from Davis & Langdale Company inc, New York, on the back. It has a provenance to the Stebbins family collection, Massachusetts, purchased at Christie’s (year unspecified).

The estimate is $600-800.

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