24 November 1998
Thomas Walmsley (1763-1806)
Ullswater from Gowbarrow Park, with a figure sketching in the foreground
indistinctly signed and dated 'T. Walmsley/1792' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
22¼ x 29¼ in. (56.5 x 74.3 cm.)
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M.H. Grant, Chronological History of the Old English Landscape Painters, Leigh-on-Sea, 1960, IV, p. 346, no. 352 (illustrated).
London, Royal Academy, 1792, no. 35.
The landscape painter, Thomas Walmsley, who was born in Ireland, settled in London in 1790, and died in Bath in 1806, where he had retired due to ill health. At first he exhibited mainly scenes from Wales and the Lakes, but in 1796 he showed Irish views, some of which were engraved as aquatints.
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