Landscape painter, watercolourist, draughtsman and printmaker; b. Manchester 1760 (older authorities give birthdate as 1761); d. Ambleside/Westmoreland 1823; active in the Lake District. William Green (1760-1823) was originally from Manchester but was resident in Ambleside from 1800. He set himself up as the local artist, producing a steady stream of Lake District views of many shapes and sizes in a variety of different media for tourist visitors. Green lived on the Market Square; his house was on the site of what is now Tesco. Although his life long predates the phenomenon of the picture postcard, in many ways his prints, which he and his hard-working daughters sold from premises in both Ambleside and Keswick, fall into that category.

Text source: The Armitt Museum and Library

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