View of Windermere Lake

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Czech Republic
    City: Prague
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    George Barret senior was born in Dublin. He began his artistic career colouring engravings and taught drawing in Dublin while making his own studies of the landscape around the city. By the time Barret moved to London in around 1763, he had established a successful career. Barret became a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768, exhibiting there until 1782. His landscapes, influenced by Dutch and Italian art, are predominantly views of the wilder areas of Britain, including part of Wales and the Lake District, but also include views of the country estates owned by his various patrons. He was appointed Official Painter to the Chelsea Hospital in 1782, but did not live to complete any work for the hospital.
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  • Details
    Title
    View of Windermere Lake
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 110.00 cm, width: 141.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, September 1979
    Provenance
    With Agnew’s Gallery, London; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in September 2004
    GAC number
    14762