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The Upper End of Ullswater

The Upper End of Ullswater

Artist: Emes, I.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 45.h

Length: 16

Width: 10

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View by I. Emes, of Ullswater Lake in Cumbria, Northern England. The Lake Districk has been a popular attraction for travellers and tourists since the 18th century. W. T. Palmer visited in the early 20th century and recorded his journey in his book ‘The English Lakes’. He wrote the following description about the lake, “Ullswater, second largest of our English lakes, stands rather apart from the groups already mentioned… [it] figures largely in the verse and prose of Wordsworth. Many of his friends, such as Thomas Clarkson and Thomas Wilkinson, lived there… The lake is about seven and a half miles in length, and its floor is broken into three zigzag reaches”.

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