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JAMES BAKER PYNE | The Vales of Ennerdale and Buttermere with their Lakes and those of Crummock and Loweswater

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10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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  • James Baker Pyne
  • The Vales of Ennerdale and Buttermere with their Lakes and those of Crummock and Loweswater
  • signed and dated JBPYNE 1851 No316 (lower right); titled, inscribed, signed and dated The Vales of Ennerdale and Buttermere with their Lakes and those of Crummock and Loweswater painted for Mr. Agnew, Manchester/ JBPYNE. 1851. (on the reverse)
  • oil on canvas
  • 122 by 187cm., 48 by 73½in.

Provenance

Christie's, London, 15 June 1936;
Private collection, South Africa;
Bonhams, London, 21 November 2007, lot 8

Catalogue Note

This picture is one of a series of “six-footers” painted by Pyne for the Manchester art dealers, Thomas Agnew and Sons for their wealthy Manchester industrial clients, who had amassed huge fortunes during the Industrial Revolution. Many of these clients had built large country homes in the Lake District which since Wordsworth, had become inextricably linked with the Romantic ideal of natural beauty. The houses were of a scale that demanded large pictures to fill them. Pyne was inspired by JMW Turner, who was to die only four years after this painting was created; it continued the tradition of painting “light" started by Claude Lorrain and brought to a state of perfection by Turner.

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