In a postscript to a letter of 24 February to his father, Ruskin wrote that: "We had a delightful journey from Verona. I never saw Italy look more lovely - the snowy mountains against soft blue sky - and the purple hills below them clear in the early sunshine of the spring.'2
We are grateful to Professor Stephen Wildman for his help when cataloguing this work.
1. Mary Lutyens (ed.), Effie in Venice: Unpublished Letters of Mrs John Ruskin written from Venice between 1849-1852, London, 1963, pp. 276-77
2. J.L. Bradley (ed.), Ruskin's Letters from Venice 1851-52, Yale, 1955, p. 197
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