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Elter-water

Elter-water

Engraver: Apostool, C

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIII

Item number: 12

Genre: Topographical Print

Most of the territory surrounding this lake was marshland, until a drainage scheme was put into place in 1820, deepening the lake. The reclaimed land could then be used for farming and gave the landscape an uneven but picturesque appearance. The village of Elterwater is situated near an entrance to the Great Langdale Valley.

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