Andernacht Tower [drawing]
Andernacht Tower

Pen and ink, approx. 6.8 × 12.4 cm (image only). The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as “a sketch of a wooded, high‐banked river, with towers and a church in the distance” (Ruskin, Works, 2:354 n. 2). The sketch shows a grouping of Andernachʼs most familiar medieval buildings. In the sketch, standing closest to the river, is the sixteenth‐century crane; in the middle distance, the fifteenth‐century round tower; and in the far distance, the towers of St. Mary Assumption Cathedral. In the drawing, Ruskin has crowded these buildings closer together than they can in fact be seen in a single view.