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Derwent Water near Lowdore

Derwent Water near Lowdore

Artist: Thornton, I.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 41.l

Length: 23

Width: 31

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Derwent Water in Cumbria, Northern England. The lake is the most northerly of the Englidh Lakes and is 3 miles long, 1 mile wide, 72 feet deep and is fed by the River Derwent. Southey, an early visitor to the lakes wrote thus of Derwentwater, “I have seen a sight more dreamy and wonderful than any scenery that fancy ever yet devised for fairyland… The opposite shore of Derwentwater consists of one long mountain, which suddenly terminates in an arch, and through that opening you see a long valley between mountains, and bounded by mountain beyond mountain”.

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