Skaters on Derwentwater

Image 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



Skaters on Derwentwater


oil on canvas


H 7.1 x W 11.8 cm

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Acquisition method

gift, 1937

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