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Bassenthwaite Water

Bassenthwaite Water

Artist: Green, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: K.Top Vol 10

Item number: 37.c

Length: 30

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Bassenthwaite Lake near Keswick in Cumbria, Northern England. At four miles long, three quarters of a mile in width, and seventy feet in depth the lake is one of the largest and shallowest in the Lake District. It is actually the only true 'lake' in the region, the others being 'meres' or 'waters'. The beautiful landscape of the lakes and mountains started attracting visitors and travellers to the area during the 18th century and they have been popular ever since. Artists, poets and novelists have all been moved by the splendour of the scenery.

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