Thirlmere by John Rathbone

A view of Thirlmere, taken from the west side of the lake and looking north to the Skiddaw/Saddleback range of mountains.


Oil on canvas
43.8 x 59.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,750 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
Leger Galleries

The site is now under water, since Thirlmere became a reservoir at the end of the 19th century. The scenery of the Lake District exerted a great hold over Rathbone and his best pictures are those inspired there. He frequently collaborated with George Morland who painted the figures of a sportsman with his dog talking to a mother and child.

Artists include


Private collection; The Leger Galleries Ltd.

Venue details

Grosvenor Museum 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Cheshire CH1 2DD 01244 972 197

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