Ullswater by Joseph Wright of Derby

It portrays the mountains in the southern part of Ullswater and provides the setting for one of Wordsworth's most significant passages, where the young Wordsworth steals the boat and provokes the wrath of the mountains.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
James Mackinnon

Provenance

Cyril Plannt; Sold Christie's 14/7/89; James Mackinnon.

Venue details

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Town End, GRASMERE Cumbria LA22 9SH 01539 435 544 www.wordsworth.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

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