David Charles Read Windermere, Evening 1839 or 1840

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Windermere, Evening
Date 1839 or 1840
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 95 x 146 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Stephen Somerville 1977
Reference
T02250
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Catalogue entry

T02250 WINDERMERE, EVENING 1839 or 1840

Etching, 3 3/4 × 5 3/4 (9.6 × 14.6), on paper 4 1/4 × 6 1/8 (10.8 × 15.7); plate-mark 3 3/4 × 5 3/4 (9.6 × 14.6); second of two states
Presented by Stephen Somerville 1977
Prov: as for T02249.
Lit: Raphael W. Read, M S catalogue (165): see T02249, under Lit.

Described by Raphael Read as ‘This is a dark plate, and portrays an evening effect’, and listed by him among etchings produced by his father in 1839–40, in a series which included views of Bala, Buttermere, Derwent Water and two other views of Windermere. ‘Moonlight, Windermere’ (172) and ‘Windermere, Ferry House’ (173) were included in the select series of thirteen etchings published by Read as Views of the English Lakes in 1840.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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