English Landscape Thynce Hill Bridge in The Lakes District, Antique 30s Drawings
English Landscape Thynce Hill Bridge in The Lakes District, Antique 1930s Ink Drawing by Walter Monckton Keesey, Vintage British Topography Studies Hand Drawn Illustration Art
Item 35: "NR Thynce Hill" 37 on drawing. This is Not a print but an original artwork; No professionally verified authorship. A lovely original pen and ink drawing on Endsor and Newton Bristol Board signed with the single letter "K," dated 37 for 1937. This is one from a large collection of topographical views mainly from the lake district and all dated between 1936 and 1940; most of these are of bridges and churches. These may be for a book or for publication. Please note this is an original pen and ink drawing and NOT a print. I have tried to research the artist (definitely a professional artist) - so far my best attribution is to Walter Monckton Keesey A.R.E. 1887 -1970 who published several sketchbooks of his topographical work and pen and ink drawings for postcard publication, and sometimes signed his work with a single "K."
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. A National Park was established in 1951 and, following a minor extension in 2016, now covers an area of approximately 2,362 square kilometers. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. The Lake District is intimately associated with English literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Thomas Gray was the first to bring the region to attention, when he wrote a journal of his Grand Tour in 1769, but it was William Wordsworth whose poems were most famous and influential. Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", inspired by the sight of daffodils on the shores of Ullswater, remains one of the most famous in the English language. Out of his long life of eighty years, sixty were spent amid its lakes and mountains, first as a schoolboy at Hawkshead, and afterwards living in Grasmere (1799–1813) and Rydal Mount (1813–50). Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey became known as the Lake Poets.
Dimensions loosely mounted on 12" x 10" inches sheets / drawing portion is approximately 6.65" x 5.75" inches / All measurements are approximate