Description Thomas Charles Farrer was born in London and trained at the Working Men's College, where from 1854 to 1858 John Ruskin taught elementary classes. Farrer embraced Ruskin's teaching and on his arrival in New York, in ca. 1857, championed his former teacher's ideas. This drawing shows Ruskin's influence in the close observation of nature and meticulous detailing. This drawing is mounted on separate sheet of paper. Around the drawing is a border, and beneath it an inscription in red ink. It was likely originally in one of William T. Walters' two albums of American drawings (see entry for 37. 1954) and therefore was likely acquired in ca. 1859.
- A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, ca. 1859; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Monogram] top right decorated with leaves: F; [Inscription] on page below drawing at left: Forbearance; at right: T.C. Farrer
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, ca. 1859
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