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Skaters on Derwentwater

Photo credit: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

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This painting of the skaters on Derwentwater Lake in Keswick, Cumbria is by a local artist Joseph Brown. It was painted at the later end of the nineteenth century, possibly during the Great Freeze of 1895. To the right-hand corner of the painting are some men playing a game of curling. Derwentwater is two miles long, with three main islands and a mysterious floating lake!

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    7.1 x 11.8 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1937


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