A Valley in the Lake District by Francis Towne

This is one of the larger drawings from the artist's visit to the Lake District in August 1786.

Details

Medium:
Pen & grey & brown ink & watercolour
Dimensions:
23.2 x 37.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,555 ( Total: £22,774)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Christie's

The view depicts Loughrigg on the left, Red Bank in the centre, and to the right Silver Howe, the mountain that dominates the west side of Grasmere. In the middle distance, below Red Bank, is the area called White Moss. On the right hand side is the old road which travels from the White Moss quarry over to Dove Cottage itself.

Provenance

Miss Merivale; Victor Rainaeker.

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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