These two volumes (containing 170 drawings) are a unique topographical record of the Lake District in the year before Wordsworth settled at Dove Cottage.
Environs of Keswick by Sir George Beaumont, 1798
© Wordsworth Trust
- Acquired in:
- Sir Francis Beaumont
Beaumont, although not the greatest of artists, was very accomplished, and as Wordsworth's patron and friend, had a profound influence on his views about landscape.
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