Sir George Howland Beaumont, Bt 1753–1827
T01221 Waterfall at Keswick 1803
Chalk and wash on blue paper (faded), 12 5/16 x 10 15/16 (31.3 x 27.8).
Purchased from Richard Beaumont, Esq. (Grant-in-Aid) 1970.
Coll: given by the artist to William Wordsworth 1803; in the Wordsworth family until 1970, when given by Gordon Wordsworth to Richard Beaumont.
When acquired by the Gallery the drawing was in its original frame, which is now preserved separately. The backing board is inscribed ‘G H Beaumont Keswick | August 11 1803—’ and ‘Wm Wordsworth | 4/5/50’ (unless the date is read as 5 April, the second inscription cannot be in the hand of the poet since he died on 23 April 1850)…