Venice in Peril

‘Glorious Things’: John Ruskin’s Daguerreotype Photographs of Venice, Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture with Sarah Quill


During his 1845 visit to Venice, Ruskin became aware of the power of the recently invented daguerreotype camera to make accurate records of endangered buildings. To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth Sarah Quill, a Trustee of Venice in Peril, will look at Ruskin’s involvement with photography during his researches for The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice.

At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BE.

Date & Time: 11 November 2019, 6.45pm

Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm


£35 Friends, £40 Others – to include a reception afterwards.

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