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Ullswater

Ullswater

Artist: Green, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 45.n

Length: 30

Width: 21

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Ullswater in the area known as the Lake District in Cumbria. The lake is surrounded by fells and hills and the landscape is very picturesque. William Wordsworth visited the lake with his sister Dorothy in 1802. She wrote of her visit in her Grasmere Journal. Her description of the scenery inspired William to write his most famous work ‘The Daffodils’, a verse from the poem reads,
“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils -
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze”.

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