[John Ruskin]. Carte-de-Visite of John Ruskin. Newcastle on Tyne: W. And D. Downey. First Edition. 32mo. Unbound. Carte-De-Visite. Good+. Carte-de-Visite of John Ruskin, approximately 65mm x 105mm in size, n.d. c.1870?
Quite bright and clean, reverse is printed with the details of W. and D. Downey. They opened the 9 Eldon Square, Newcastle branch in 1863. Downey has been described as the ‘doyen of British professional photographers’ (Hannavy).
For John Ruskin (1819-1900), art and social critic see ODNB. For the Downeys see Hannavy, pages 436-437