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01 October 2019From Venice to Sheffield: John Ruskin's Passion for Art, Craft and Social Justice.
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From Venice to Sheffield: John Ruskin's Passion for Art, Craft and Social Justice. Simon Seligman Tuesday 01 October 2019

                                                       

Simon Seligman worked for both the 11th and 12th Dukes and Duchesses of Devonshire. Indeed, he gave us a most interesting lecture about these people and their home, Chatsworth in 2017.

On this occasion his subject is John Ruskin, his work as champion of Turner and of the Pre-Raphaelites, and how his ideas inspired the Arts and Crafts Movement, the founding of the National Trust, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and the Labour Movement. Ruskin was probably the most complete polymath of the 19thC.