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Select Views in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire
(1810)

designed by Rev. Wilkinson
Original 200-year-old, hand-coloured soft ground etchings by William Frederick Wells

Sheet size: approximately 13 x 19 inches
(note: preservative "wash" was brushed over images — at printing? — which is not noticeable once matted/mounted)

WELLS, WILLIAM FREDERICK (Germany, 1764 – London, 1834): A fine English watercolour painter and etcher, William Frederick Wells studied art in London under J. J. Barrelet. One of the first generation of watercolour artists, Wells was a founder of the Old Watercolour Society (1804) and became its President in 1806. He traveled extensively both in England and on the Continent, including painting tours to Norway and Sweden. Wells's art was annually exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1795 to 1813. For over twenty years W. F. Wells held the post of Professor of Drawing at Addiscombe College.

WILKINSON, REVEREND JOSEPH (Carlisle, 1764 – Thetford, 1831) : An amateur landscape painter and illustrator, Joseph Wilkinson was educated at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow of the College. After serving as a canon at Carlisle he became Rector of Wretham, Norfolk in 1803. He is best known for his designs for Select Views in Cumberland (1810) and The Architectural Remains of Thetford (1822).

View near Brothers-water
View near Brothers-water
$325

View from St. John's Vale with Green-crag etc.
View from St. John's Vale
with Green-crag etc.
$325

Cottages in Braithwaite
Cottages in Braithwaite
$325

View on Kirkstone, between Ambleside and Patterdale
View on Kirkstone, between Ambleside and Patterdale
$325

Ennerdale Broad-water
Ennerdale Broad-water
$325

View on the Ambleside road, near Bridge foot, with part of St. John's Vale
View on the Ambleside road, near Bridge foot, with part of St. John's Vale
$350

View on the Ambleside road, near Bridge foot, with part of St. John's Vale
View on the Ambleside road, near Bridge foot, with part of St. John's Vale
$350

Thirl-mere or Leathes-water
Thirl-mere or Leathes-water
$250
(original paint specks on image)

Estwaite-water from below Bellemount
Estwaite-water from
below Bellemount
$325

Legbethwaite Mill, St. John's Vale, taken after much rain
Legbethwaite Mill,
St. John's Vale,
taken after much rain
$325

View on the Grange-river Borrowdale looking towards Dervent-water
View on the Grange-river Borrowdale looking towards Dervent-water
$300
(mild foxing on image)

Stye-head Tarn, with Aron, or Great-End above Borrowdale
Stye-head Tarn, with Aron,
or Great-End
above Borrowdale
$350

View on the Banks of Wast-water
View on the
Banks of Wast-water
$350

View in St. John's Vale, near Wanthwaite
View in St. John's Vale,
near Wanthwaite
$325

View near Seatoller, Borrowdale
View near Seatoller,
Borrowdale
$350

Cottages in the Vale of Lorton
Cottages in the
Vale of Lorton
$375

Cottage in the Vale of Newlands, with Robinson's-crag
Cottage in the Vale of Newlands, with Robinson's-crag
$375

Cottage at Nebthit with Backbarrow-crag
Cottage at Nebthit with Backbarrow-crag
$375

 

View on the Grange-river Borrowdale
View on the Grange-river Borrowdale
$375

 
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