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JOHN 'WARWICK' SMITH, O.W.S. (CUMBERLAND 1749-1831 LONDON)
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JOHN 'WARWICK' SMITH, O.W.S. (CUMBERLAND 1749-1831 LONDON)

Lake Windermere from Rawlinson's Nab, looking down the lake

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JOHN 'WARWICK' SMITH, O.W.S. (CUMBERLAND 1749-1831 LONDON)
Lake Windermere from Rawlinson's Nab, looking down the lake
inscribed 'From Rawlinsons Nab, looking down the Lake. No 9' (upper centre, on the artist's mount)
pencil and watercolour with scratching out
13 ½ x 20 in. (34.4 x 50.8 cm.)
Provenance
J.C. Curwen, and by descent.
with Agnew's, London, 1969, where purchased by
Mrs Cecil Keith.
with Agnew's, London, where purchased for the present collection.
Literature
C. Powell and S. Hebron, A Cumbrian Artist Rediscovered: John Smith (1749-1831), Grasmere, 2011, p. 79.
Exhibited
Preston, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, The English Lakes. Water-colour drawings by John 'Warwick' Smith (1749-1831), 1949, no. 4.
London, Agnew's, The Watercolour Collection formed by Mrs Cecil Keith, May 1984, no. 26.
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Rawlinson's Nab is a small promontory on the west bank of Lake Windermere, opposite Ghyll Head.

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