A loyal patron of de Wint, William, 2nd Viscount Lowther and Earl of Lonsdale, built Lowther Castle on inheriting the estate in 1802 and over the next forty years became a keen supporter of artists and writers, including William Wordsworth. De Wint executed views of the estate between 1834 and 1843 as a record of the picturesque developments that Lonsdale made to the landscape. The sale of de Wint's studio contents at Christie's in May 1850 included sixteen views of Lowther, of varying sizes, of both the castle and the surrounding parkland.
In addition to Wentworth Castle, Northumberland, and other property in Scotland, by 1886 the Blackheath estate in Suffolk was owned by Thomas Vernon-Wentworth who demolished the existing house and built a red brick Venetian-style mansion. On his death in 1902 Thomas's estates were divided between his two sons, Bruce, who inherited Wentworth Castle, and Frederick Charles, who inherited Blackheath Mansion. A sale of pictures belonging to Captain B.C. Vernon-Wentworth was sold in these Rooms, 13-14 November 1919, and included groups of paintings, prints and drawings by artists such as Lawrence, Gainsborough and Bonington, however the present watercolour was retained and passed down in the family.
There are related watercolours by de Wint of Lowther in public institutions, such as Distant View of Lowther Castle in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and Trees at Lowther in the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.