Carlisle Cathedral and Deanery from the English Damside by Matthew Ellis Nutter

Matthew Ellis Nutter was born and worked in Carlisle.


Oil on canvas
41 x 48 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
Mr & Mrs Symon Brown

This painting depicts the cathedral, deanery, and cupola of Saint Cuthbert's, and the west walls, with the river Caldew in the foreground. It is the only known, finished oil-painting of this period showing a particular aspect of the city rather than a panoramic view. The influence of Thomas Girtin, Richard Wilson, Joseph Farington, and the Norwich school are evident in the painting.

Venue details

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Castle Street, CARLISLE Cumbria CA3 8TP 01228 618718

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