Pictured here is a view of France by British artist and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900), known for his detailed architectural and topographical works.
This 10 ¾ x 10 ¼in (27 x 26cm) ink and gouache on paper study depicts Sens Cathedral in Burgundy, France. It is titled and signed Sens/JRuskin to the lower right and dated and titled April 14./Sens. April 14, 1846 to the lower left.
The work is additionally identified and titled Sens Cathedral, Before Restoration on a label from Davis & Langdale Company inc, New York, on the back. It has a provenance to the Stebbins family collection, Massachusetts, purchased at Christie’s (year unspecified).
The estimate is $600-800.