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Buttermere Water 39.d

Buttermere Water 39.d

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 39.d

Length: 39

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Buttermere Water in Cumbria, Northern England. The name of the lake means ‘the lake by the dairy pastures’ and it was popular with early visitors to the lake District who marvelled at the picturesque landscape. The Reverend John D. D. Robinson wrote the following description of Buttermere in is book ‘Views of the Lakes’, published in 1833,
”The lake is small, being only half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth. It is of oblong form, and at one end sweeps around a woody promontory. The scenery about it is grand and beautiful”.

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