19th Century Oil Painting Lake District Crummock Water by William Mitchell of Maryport
This large 19th Century oil painting of the Lake District's Crummock Water by William Mitchell of Maryport will transport you back to a time of historical beauty. An exquisite piece of art, it will add a luxurious, calming air to any room you hang it in.
- Title 'Crummock water, Cumberland, Upper Reach looking North'' dated 1878 by William Mitchell of Maryport (1823-1900).
- Subject landscape lakedistrict view of Crummock Water in Cumbria.
- Impressive size with the frame being 118.25 cm wide and 88.5 cm high.
- Your focus is drawn to the central area of the beautiful Crummock Water, on the far side large hillsides and mountain views. In the lower foreground sloping rolling lush green fields, with a small forest area further over on both flanks. A large stone boulder can be seen right at the bottom. A small flock of sheel grouped together higher up on the hill to the far right side, a meandering stream runs through the valley and feeds into the Crummock Water, on the Crummock Water are 2 small fishing boats with figures in. Above overcast sky with spots of blue shining through.
- Oil on canvas.
- Inital signed in the corner by the known British listed artist William Mitchell of Maryport & inscribed verso.
- William Mitchell of Maryport was a known British school 19th Century artist 1823-1900). William is buried in Maryport cemetery in Maryport, Cumbria. The known gallery, key galleries and museums like Somerset House have featured William Mitchell of Maryport's works in the past. His paintings have been sold at auctions around the world, the highest sold price was 11,485 US Dollars, this was for the Launch of the Collingwood from Kelsick yard Maryport at Bonhams Knightsbridge. You can find other examples of his sold artworks see Christie’s & Bonhams.
- Provenance label verso and now In the collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant.
- Crummock Water is a lake in the Lake District in North West England. It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long, 0.6 miles (0.97 km) wide, 140 feet (43 m) deep, and has an area of 2.5 square kilometres (0.97 sq mi). The lake's primary inflow is Buttermere Dubs, itself the outflow of Buttermere, and its outflow is the River Cocker, which meets the River Derwent at Cockermouth before entering the Irish Sea at Workington. It is in the unitary authority of Cumberland and the ceremonial county of Cumbria. It is in the parish of Buttermere, and its western shore forms part of the western boundary of the parish.
- The hill of Mellbreak runs the full length of the lake on its western side; as Alfred Wainwright described it 'no pairing of hill and lake in Lakeland have a closer partnership than these'. The lake is owned by the National Trust. Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District, feeds the lake and has a drop of 170 feet (52 m).
- The meaning of 'Crummock' seems to be 'Crooked one', from British" (Brythonic Celtic) "'crumbaco'-'crooked'". This may refer to the winding course of the River Cocker, which flows out of the lake, or refer to the bending nature of the lake itself. The word "'water' is the main Lakeland term for 'lake'
Water from the lake was treated at Cornhow water treatment works, near Loweswater, and was distributed to the towns of Silloth-on-Solway, Maryport, Workington, and many smaller towns, villages, and hamlets in the surrounding area for drinking and all other uses.
- This use ceased in October 2022 with the commissioning of the United Utilities pipeline to bring supply from Thirlmere. Crummock Water gained attention in 1988 when the body of Sheena Owlett was found in the lake. It later transpired she had been murdered in Wetherby, West Yorkshire.
- An exceptional fine example of his work.
- Set in a traditional heavy original gilt wood frame
- Circa late 19th century dated inscribed verso 1878.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of honeypot scenic landscape subject matter such elaborate detail.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface is in good overall order. Having various foxing staining, craquelure & some minor paint loss in areas. The frame which has various general wear, scuffs, chips, cracking, losses and old repairs also over minor over painting in areas commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame
High (88.5 cm)
Wide (118.25 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (7 cm)