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Book Competition

6 June 2014

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question below and you could win one of the finest art history books and exhibition catalogues.

For our last competition prize we offered The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714–1760, by Desmond Shawe-Taylor (ed.), (Royal Collection Trust)

We asked: Who was the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle?

Answer: King George II

Congratulations to Lauren Steele winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is John Ruskin: Artist and Observer, by Conal Shields, Ian Jeffrey, Christopher Baker, Christopher Newall (Paul Holberton Publishing, £37.50)

Known as a writer on art, architecture, nature, landscape, economics and history, John Ruskin (1819–1900) also produced extraordinary drawings and watercolours. Accompanying a landmark exhibition at the National Galleries of Canada and Scotland in 2014, this book explores a private but hugely revealing aspect of Ruskin’s creative life. Ruskin regarded drawing as a means of focusing his eye and as a discipline of observation. This book demonstrates how his use of drawing evolved in terms of his most characteristic stylistic traits and how he used the medium in a most distinctive technical manner. It also examines Ruskin’s own drawings alongside those made by artists who were his mentors, friends and followers.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 20 June 2014

Which UK museum acquired John Everett Millais’ famous portrait of John Ruskin in 2013?

To enter the competition, send your answer to bookcomp@apollomag.com, along with your full name and postal address. Please also let us know if you would prefer not to be contacted by Apollo and specially selected third parties in the future (please see our Privacy Policy for further details).

This competition closes at midday on 20 June 2014.