This work was a study for an illustration to The History of the County of Durham by Robert Surtees.

The magnificent woodland scenery of Gibside sweeps from the heights of the hills to the brink of the Derwent, intersected by deep, irregular ravines. The landscape is sketched in a broad, free style while, across the Derwent, a cultivated country forms a fine, bright contrast to the wooded masses which darken the southern bank.


John Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore (1769-1820); by descent to John Bowes, the founder of the Bowes Museum; by descent.

The Bowes Museum

Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
01833 690606

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Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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