Daguerreotype of Les Aiguilles, Chamonix

Spotlight: Landscapes

Ruskin’s work on the environment addressed concerns ranging from the practical and the political, to the moral, spiritual and aesthetic. Many of his concerns remain critical to the global challenges of our own time.

The Ruskin Whitehouse Collection includes 125 daguerreotypes, including some of the earliest known images of the Alps, dating from the 1850s.

John Ruskin, Cloud effect over Coniston Old Man

John Ruskin; Frederick Crawley, Chamonix. Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc Massif, 1854

John Ruskin, Mountain Rock and Alpine Rose