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    WILLIAM M. HART (American, 1823-1894)
    Lake Windermere, England
    Oil on canvas laid on masonite
    24 x 29-1/2 inches (61.0 x 74.9 cm)

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Lake Windermere, England's largest natural lake, is located in Cumbria in northwest England. It was a favorite landscape of Scottish-born Hudson River School painter William M. Hart, who produced several ambitious paintings of it from various vantage points. The lake is fed by many streams and is drained by the Leven River to Morecambe Bay. The lake's shores are indented to form little bays, and it has several islands. The area is intensely picturesque, affording many beautiful views of distant blue mountains and grassy green meadows which gently slope down to the mirror-like glacial lake.


    Condition Report*: Under UV examination there is evidence of inpaint in the white clouds, probably coinciding with cracks in the paint layer during relining. Also a few strokes of strengthening in the lower left foreground and otherwise largely untouched. Canvas laid down on masonite and revarnished within what appears to have been approximately the last 20 years. Paint film in very good fully stable condition. Framed Dimensions 29 X 34.25 Inches
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    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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