Calais Fishermen with Telescope [drawing]
Calais Fishermen with Telescope

Pen and ink, approx. 3.7 × 5.5 cm (image only). The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as “a sketch of two old fishermen on the shore, of whom one is looking over the sea through a telescope” (Ruskin, Works, 2:341 n. 3). The fisherman aims his telescope at a distant ship; the second fisherman, holding his nets, gazes at the first fisherman.