The Desk of John Ruskin

John Ruskin bought the, at the time, rather dilapidated Brantwood house in 1871 for £1,500, roughly equivalent to £175,222 in today’s money. He immediately made alterations to the estate, including extending the house.

In this photo is John Ruskin’s writing room and desk, the place where he wrote his monthly Fors Clavigera letters to the “workmen and labourers of Great Britain” (which ended up being 96 volumes deep). He wrote extensively about his moral and social vision, in particular the premise of a living wage, critiques of industrial capitalism in the 18th and 19th centuries, and attacking industrialism’s effect on the natural world.

You could argue that it was from this place that the precursor to the Green Movement was born.

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