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William Taylor Longmire (1841-1914) - 1872 Watercolour, Mountainous Landscape



A delicate watercolour painting by the artist William Taylor Longmire. In fine brushstrokes, the artist was able to capture the natural beauty of this mountainous landscape. Signed and dated. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration, slight creasing to the corners and light mount burn to the margins.


26.2 x 45.6cm (10.3" x 18")
Sheet: 27.4 x 46.7cm (10.8" x 18.4")

Artist Biography

William Taylor Longmire was a British, Victorian water colour painter. He was born in 1841 and died in 1914. Longmire is famous for his Lake District views. He was a landscape, animal and genre painter in oil and watercolour. He lived in Troutbeck, near Ambleside growing up, and part of a well known family. Born the son of a farmer and butcher and intended to follow his father's footsteps. Whilst living in Stavely as a child, he became encouraged by a vicar to draw as it was his ambition to become a painter. He studied in Bowness-on-Windermere under a Mr. Howe. Bowness was where Longmire after falling in the lake, lost his hearing and became stone-deaf for the rest of his life. He was said to have been a very popular and colourful character considering. Most of his work has been exhibited in The Lake District. Examples can be seen at Townend, the National Trust property at Troutbeck. Represented: Abbot Hall A.G., Kendal.

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Code py803
Artist William Taylor Longmire (1841-1914)
Date 1872
Dimensions 26.2 x 45.6cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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