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Make the most of your visit while attending this event and take a tour of Dove Cottage and gardens.
Pen, Paint and Pixels: Touring the English Lakes across 250 years
The Wordsworth Museum
05 May 2012 - 06 January 2013
Touring the English Lakes across 250 years
In 1769 Thomas Gray (best known for his Elegy in a Country Churchyard) wrote about his tour of the English lakes. He loved what he saw and his journal gives a vivid impression of the Lake District as it was then.
The watercolour artist Joseph Farington RA followed in Gray's footsteps a few years later and painted views of the lakes along the way. These are beautiful pictures and are remarkably accurate, unlike the landscapes of most artists of the time.
Publisher, John Murray has recently taken digital photographs of Farington's views as they appear today.
This charming exhibition shows the similarities and differences in our landscape over 300 years and encourages you to go and see these lovely views for yourself.
Cost: Free with general admission