Framed landscape oil painting of Blencathra, Lake District. Signed by the artist William Lakin Turner, in the lower left corner. This painting is finished with a classic gold frame and a white slip.
Blencathra, also known as Saddleback, is one of the most northerly hills in the English Lake District.
About William Lakin Turner
William Lakin Turner (1867 – 1936) was born in Barrow upon Trent, Derbyshire. He was a landscape artist.
He inherited his father’s artistic talents, who was known as “the Derbyshire Constable”. George Turner taught a number of successful students including David Payne and Louis Bosworth Hurt.
William’s father, George served on the Art Committee of Derby Art Gallery and both his and William’s paintings are included in the city’s collection.
William Lakin Turned lived in various places such as Fulham, Loughton, (Essex), at Deerholme in Levens, and at Yew Tree Cottage, Applethwaite, Keswick, where he painting some of his best known paintings of the Lake District.
He exhibited at The Royal Academy of Artists, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and Birmingham.
Between 1905-1936, he exhibited over 350 paintings at the Lake Artists Summer Exhibition, as well as 81 paintings at the annual exhibition at Nottingham Castle. Many of his paintings can be viewed at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, and the Ruskin Museum. One of his paintings was also purchased by Beatrix Potter and still hangs at her home Hill Top which is now owned by the National Trust.
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