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Rydal Mount, Wordsworth's Residence(006ZZZ001347F21U00000000)

Rydal Mount, Wordsworth's Residence(006ZZZ001347F21U00000000)

Photographer: Ogle, Thomas

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: 1347.f.21

Item number: 0

Length: 8.5

Width: 9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of Rydal Mount, in Cumbria, taken by Thomas Ogle. The photograph is the frontispiece illustration to 'Our English Lakes, Mountains, And Waterfalls, as seen by William Wordsworth' (1864), which juxtaposes photographs of the Lake District with poems by the English Romantic poet Wordsworth (1770-1850). Rydal Mount, about two miles north of Ambleside, was his home from 1813 until 1850. A number of his major poems were written at the house, some composed while walking in the beautiful garden he planted, and declaimed from its terraces. Wordsworth was greatly inspired by the natural beauty of the local landscape. His fellow poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) and Robert Southey (1774-1843) also made the Lake District their home at the beginning of the 19th century.

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