James Baker Pyne was a British painter. A native of Bristol, and educated as a lawyer, he began painting in his early twenties and gained a considerable reputation as a landscape painter, in the lyrical Romantic style popular at the time. After moving to London in 1835, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Society of British Artists, where he also served as vice president. He was a prolific artist and traveller, who journeyed throughout Britain and Europe. He did a large series of paintings of the English Lake District that were made into prints, including this one.
W. Gauci was a British printmaker active 1835-54.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases. Some minor scattered staining, not obtrusive. Some abrasions in margins, easily matted out.
Steve Bulman, “Jollie’s Cumberland Guide & Directory 1811, Part 2,” U.K.: 2000, http://www.stevebulman.f9.co.uk/cumbria/jollieguide2_9.html and “Antiquities in the Lake District,” http://www.stevebulman.f9.co.uk/cumbria/antiq.html.
The Grove Dictionary of Art. New York: Macmillan. 2000. Artnet.com. http://www.artnet.com/library/07/0701/T070181