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Belle Isle, Windermere, in a Calm

Photo credit: Lakeland Arts Trust

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This painting, which was painted for exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1786, provides a complete contrast to the artist's earlier depiction of Windermere which also hangs at Abbot Hall. This gentle setting emphasises the softly rolling, wooded fells, Claife Heights, surrounding the calm and idyllic lake. The scene includes fashionable tourists sailing in a yacht, as well as local farming people boarding the ferry.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal


Date

1786

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 136 x W 209.5 cm

Accession number

LAT:2009.0001.02

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, the Friends of Abbot Hall and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1988

Work type

Painting


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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL England

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