'Black wind and white fire': Ruskin in Sicily, 1874 | University of Oxford

'Black wind and white fire': Ruskin in Sicily, 1874

Speaker
Stephen Wildman - Emeritus Professor of History of Art, Lancaster University
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Lecture Theatre Lower Gorund Floor

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£8/£7/£6
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

John Ruskin’s visit to Sicily in the spring of 1874 was the furthest he ever travelled. This talk will consider both his interest in its sights as well as a little-known personal attachment to Amy, daughter of Henry Yule, who had retired to Palermo in 1864.