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Derwent Water 41.q

Derwent Water 41.q

Artist: Green, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 41.q

Length: 51

Width: 38

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Derwent Water in the Lake District. A quote from ‘Echoes of the Lakes and Mountains, or Wonderful things in the Lake District’, published by an anonymous author in 1880 reads, “I have seen a sight more dreamy and wonderful than any scenery that fancy ever yet devised for fairy-land… 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… Now, as there was not a breath of air stirring, the surface of the lake was so perfectly still that it became one great mirror, and all its waters disappeared : the whole shoreline was represented as vividly and steadily as it existed in its being…”.

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