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View of Windermere Lake

View of Windermere Lake

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIII

Item number: 16 h

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Windermere, one of the largest and most famous of Cumbria's lakes. Wordsworth wrote in 1810 'Windermere ought to be seen both from its shores and from its surface. None of the other Lakes unfold so many fresh beauties to him who sails upon them. This is owing to its greater size, to the islands, and to its having two vales at the head, with their accompanying mountains of nearly equal dignity'. Besides being an attraction for visitors, the lake was a source of food and transport for the communities who lived around it.

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