The artist visited the Lake District in 1783 and the mixture of beauty, horror and immensity in the area greatly appealed to him.
Belle Isle, Windermere, in a Storm & Belle Isle, Windermere, in a Calm by Philip James de Loutherbourg, 17851786
© Abbot Hall Art Gallery
- 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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