End View of the Pulpit in the church of San Ambrogio, Milan

End View of the Pulpit in the church of San Ambrogio, Milan

Drawing
Milan, Italy
John Ruskin
19th Century
Pencil with light washes of colour
Museum no. 226-1887

John Ruskin’s interpretation of medieval Gothic architecture and his belief in the moral value of handwork were an essential influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement. He made this sketch of a Venetian Gothic building in preparation for The Stones of Venice (1851–3). This became a key text for Morris and his followers.