Our English Coasts  1852

by William Holman Hunt

In [i]Modern Painters[/i] (1847) the writer and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) exhorted young English artists to "[i]go to Nature in all singleness of heart, and walk with her laboriously and trustingly, having no other thoughts but how best to penetrate her meaning, and remember her instructions; rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing; believing all th...
432 x 584 mm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Tate Britain (Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported))