A View of Windermeer.
Very fine engraving, platemark 390 x 550mm (15¼ x 21½"). Large margins.
Original print made and published by landscape painter Thomas Smith, known as Smith of Derby (1720x4-1767). Smith made a significant contribution to the rise of English landscape painting in the mid-eighteenth century, reflecting an increasing awareness of the countryside of northern England. This view, which shows tourists fishing and boating on Lake Windermere, was one of a set of 'View of Four Lakes in Cumberland'.
[Ref: 38534] £420.00