The three drawings represent the final stage of Lear's Lake District work which he worked on after he had left the Lakes and shortly before his departure for the Continent.

Lear creates precise details and varied textures largely from the use of the pencil and touches of white heightening. In the small view from Furness, for example, he is able to create the impression of distant hills with no more than a few waving lines.


1&3) Robert A Hornby; Sotheby's, 1982; Sotheby's, 2005; W/S Fine Art Ltd. 2) Sotheby's, 1986; Sotheby's, 2005 W/S Fine Art Ltd.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
015394 35544

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Please note: Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum’s National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth, will be taking place throughout 2019. As a result there are some changes to what will be available when you visit this year. Please check their website for opening information before you visit

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