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Bassenthwaite below Bowness

Bassenthwaite below Bowness

Artist: Thornton, I.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 37.a

Length: 20

Width: 15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria, Northern England. W. T. Palmer travelled to the Lake Dsitrict in the early 20th century. He records his visit in his book ‘The English Lakes’. He felt that the beauty of Bassenthwaite Lake was underestimated and that since the development of roads which made the lake more accessible its splendour was at last being recognised, he writes, “The lake of Bassenthwaite is four miles long and three quarters of a mile wide, and in shape is almost oblong. It is shallow, the greatest depth being seventy feet… Bassenthwaite is a Cinderalla among the lakes”.

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