The print is based on a self-portrait of Ruskin, c. 1861, now at the Morgan Library in New York. Dearden on P. 61 states: “The chromolithographic reproduction of the portrait – with the signature added- was published in W. G. Collingwood’s “Life and Work of John Ruskin” in 1893.” Dearden thinks that Collingwood, who was also an artist, did the print.
There is another entry on Dearden’s book that might have some relevanceOn page 62: “The copy of the self-portrait in the Coniston Museum, given by Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Collingwood, has always been thought to be one of the chromolithographic prints, with a little hand-touching in watercolour. However, it has recently been examined by paper conservators and found to be entirely in watercolour, with no trace of lithography.
we are grateful to Dennis Lanigan for assistance.