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Catbells and Causey Pike, Derwentwater 1854 by William James Blacklock (1816-1858).

  • Catbells and Causey Pike, Derwentwater 1854 by William James Blacklock

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William Blacklock was a well-known local landscape painter in the Victorian era. He favoured remote areas in Cumbria and across the North. Born in London, he moved to Cumwhitton in Cumbria at a young age. He later attended the Carlisle Academy of Art, which opened in 1823. Here, he was taught by Matthew Ellis Nutter, another local painter.

This painting is of a famous local scene across Derwent Water to Catbells peak.

For more information about William Blacklock's paintings, click here.

Key facts: 
  • William Blacklock is a famous Cumbrian landscape painter

Curator: Melanie

Role: 
Fine and Decorative Art

I’m responsible for the art collections in the museum which cover fine art (paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, sculpture) dating from 1650

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