Wayside Shrine [drawing]
Brussels Wayside Shrine

Pen and ink, approx. ? × ? cm (image only). The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as “to left, a group of large trees; to right, a wayside shrine; between these a river with a town in the fair distance” (Ruskin, Works, 2:347 n. 1). The curved expanse between the trees and the shrine may be intended for a road, not a river, as there appear to be ruts running in its center. A worshiper kneels in front of the shrine and lifts clasped hands; a pair of figures lounges beneath the trees.