The Ruskin Library will be open on Saturday 9th September as part of Heritage Open Days. Come and have a look at our building, an exhibition of Ruskin’s drawings and take part in a drawing workshop in the Gallery – no need to book, just walk in!
‘Saw no more of Amalfi than I sketched but that was glorious. Far above all I ever hoped, when I first leaped off the mule, in the burning sun of the afternoon, with the light behind the mountains, the evening mist doubling their height – I never saw anything, in its way, at all comparable. … In largeness of feature, and richness of foliage, it was far inferior to the Genoa coast; but as pieces of mere rock, as finished bits of cliff coast, unrivalled.’ (Diary, 11 March 1841; D 1.164)