Scene in the Lake District, probably the Langdale Pikes from Blea Tarn

George Frederick Buchanan

Oil on canvas

  • About the work

    This view was previously titled ‘Derwentwater’.

  • About the artist
    Landscapist George Frederick Buchanan was based in Edinburgh when he first exhibited at the Scottish Academy in 1841. He had moved to Glasgow by 1842 and to London in 1848, although his subjects remained mostly Scottish landscapes. He then exhibited at the Royal Academy, British Institution and Society of British Artists in London, and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and the Glasgow Institute. He moved regularly to different addresses, living in Mayfair, the City and Belsize Park, to escape creditors. In 1854 he appeared at the ‘Court of Relief of Insolvent Debtors’ in Lincoln’s Inn and in 1861 was imprisoned at the ‘Debtor’s Prison for London and Middlesex’, when his estate and effects were seized. He exhibited nothing after 1865.
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  • Details
    Scene in the Lake District, probably the Langdale Pikes from Blea Tarn
    Oil on canvas
    height: 56.00 cm, width: 76.50 cm
    Purchased from Appleby Bros, November 1974
    Sold through Bonhams, London, 'Important English and Continental Paintings' sale, on 27 June 1974 (Lot 62; with GAC 11688), as 'A Scottish Loch Scene with Figures in a Boat', for £500; with Appleby's; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in November 1974
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