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Landscape Art, England, Lake District, Views, James Baker Pyne, Antique Prints, 1853

$350

James Baker Pyne (1800-1870) (after)
W. Gauci (lithographer)
Hanhart (printers)
Rydal Water
Brothers Water
Coniston Water
Lowes Water
The Derwent River and Barrowdale
Bassenthwaite Lake, Vale and Village
from The English Lake District
Agnew & Sons, Manchester: 1853
16.5 x 23.5 inches, sheet
15 x 19.75 inches, image
$350 each

Sweeping vistas of the area of English countryside known as the Lake District. Pyne included people in each one, engaged in activities such as boating, fishing, ice skating or walking, which helps convey the grand scale of the mountainous terrain and adds a bit of picturesque detail about rural life. The Lake District was celebrated in the poetry of Wordsworth, who lived near Rydal Water, shown in one of the prints.

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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.

References:

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

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Century

19th Century