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This View of Ulswater Lake

This View of Ulswater Lake

Artist: Burgess, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 45.k

Length: 54

Width: 44

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Ullswater Lake in Cumbria, Northern England. W. F. Topham visited the lakes in the mid 19th century and wrote the following description in his book ‘The Lakes of England’, “Ullswater is, next to Windermere, the largest of the English lakes, being nine miles in length, and the average breadth of half a mile. At the head of the lake are three rocky islets, called Cherry Holm, Wall Holm and House Holm… Ullswater is divided into three reaches or points of view, (each has the appearance of a distinct lake) by the mountains of Hellen Fell and Helvellyn… Ullswater is the most magnificent of the English lakes”.

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