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William Taylor Longmire (1841-1914) - Framed 1897 Watercolour, Thirlmere

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A delightful original 1897 English landscape in watercolour by William Taylor Longmire (1841-1914), depicting the Lake District in Cumbria. Inscribed 'Thirlemere from above Dunmail Raise Pass - Skiddow in the distance - Cumberland' to the mount. Well-presented in a bronze effect moulded frame with floral and foliate running pattern, as shown. Signed and dated and inscribed. On wove.


In good condition overall, for a picture of this age. There is some minor surface discolouration, and light foxing. Some debris behind glazing. The frame has some scuffing around the edges.


22.6 x 33.6cm (8.9" x 13.2")
Framed Size: 37.1 x 48.5cm (14.6" x 19.1")

Artist Biography

William Taylor Longmire (1841-1914) was a painter, born in Troutbeck, near Ambleside, Cumbria. Little is known of his life but he studied with a painter called Howe at Bowness in the Lake District. Following a childhood accident he became deaf at ten years of age but this did not prevent him leading a busy life painting many views of the Lake District. He appears to only have exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and locally and signed his work “Taylor Longmire”. Examples of his work are in Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne and in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle.

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Code kp648
Artist William Taylor Longmire (1841-1914)
Date 1897
Dimensions 22.6 x 33.6cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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