Cassel Windmills [drawing]
Cassel Windmills

Pen and ink, approx. 6.2 × 13.7 cm (image only). The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as a “sketch of two windmills on an eminence, overlooking a wide plain” (Ruskin, Works, 2:343 n. 2). The vignette refers to the windmills on the hilltop, up which the speaker has struggled, according to the prose section following the drawing (“When shall we get up this hill” [“Cassel,” prose]), and from which the speaker surveys the plains of France beneath. Two figures, one seated and one standing, gaze at the prospect.