Talk:James McNeill Whistler
"Art should be independent of all claptrap —should stand alone [...] and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism and the like."
The exchange with Wilde isn't actually in the Ingleby book. It comes from a Monty Python sketch. 126.96.36.199 17:32, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
"The labour of two days is that for which you ask two hundred guineas?" was not spoken by John Ruskin. It was Attorney General Sir John Holker. Ruskin did not in fact attend the trial.