Belle Isle, Windermere, in a Storm & Belle Isle, Windermere, in a Calm by Philip James de Loutherbourg

The artist visited the Lake District in 1783 and the mixture of beauty, horror and immensity in the area greatly appealed to him.


Oil on canvas
147 x 213 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £63,750; Tax remission)
Acquired in:

Belle Isle was bought by John Christian Curwen as a wedding present for his wife, and he named the island in honour of her. 'Belle Isle, Windermere in a Storm' is illustrated here.


Commissioned by John Christian Curwen for Workington Hall, Cumbria ; Mrs Susan Curwen.

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery Abbot Hall, KENDAL Cumbria LA9 5AL 01539 722464

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