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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