John Glover Thirlmere c.1820–30

Artwork details

Artist
John Glover 1767–1849
Title
Thirlmere
Date c.1820–30
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 760 x 1012 mm
frame: 940 x 1280 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1989
Reference
T05561
Not on display

Display caption

Thirlmere (formerly known as Leathes Water) is depicted here from the north. Helvellyn, shrouded in mist, is at the left and Raven Crag at the right. The house on the grassy slope in the distance is Dalehead Hall, home of the Leathes family, for whom this work was perhaps painted. Glover exhibited paintings of the Lake District from 1795 onwards and lived there for two years around 1818-20. He aspired to be the 'English Claude' and much of his work is more picturesque in character than this example. Glover emigrated to Tasmania in 1830.

September 2004

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