View on the Road from Keswick to Borrowdale

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Portugal
    City: Lisbon
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Joseph Farington was born in Leigh, Lancashire, son of the vicar of Leigh and rector of Warrington. He was educated in Manchester and studied under Richard Wilson in London from 1763. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1769 and became an Academician in 1785. His strength was in pen, ink and wash drawings of topographical views. He made extensive sketching tours of the UK and settled in the North Country from 1776. Works made there led to the publication ‘Views of the Lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland’ (1785). In 1780 he suffered a breakdown after his wife died. In the next year he moved to London. He died on a visit to his brother in Lancashire, when he fell down steps at Didsbury Church. His personal diaries were published in 1934.
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    Title
    View on the Road from Keswick to Borrowdale
    Date
    15 September 1815
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir Nigel Ronald, January 1954
    Inscription
    below image: [right] Drawn by J Harrington R.A [centre] View on the Road from Keswick to Borrowdale [right] engraved by John Pye
    GAC number
    15801