A sketch on blue paper in pencil and sepia of four women. From left to right: the first carrying a basket; the second kneeling over a basket; the third bending over; the fourth standing. Inscribed: 'Daisy from JR. 1866'. On the reverse is an x, painted in sepia.
Colltn: Alan Cole Copyright Alan Cole 2014
Daisy from JR. 1866 [in pencil]
This is a drawing on blue paper by Ruskin of women in the fish market in Boulogne that he drew while on his 1866 Grand Tour. It was also the first journey on which Connie Hilliard accompanied him The sketch was given by Ruskin to Connie, and I found it in Connie's diary for that year. The diary provides the foundation for my book _Ruskin and the Hilliards_.