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Brougham Castle

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1858 (made)
    1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)
    Varley, John, born 1778 - died 1842 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box H

Physical description

Coloured print depicting a view of Brougham Castle in Cumbria. The castle itself is situated on top of a wooded slope, above a lake, to the left of the print. In the foreground there are two figures driving cattle, and a woman walking with a child. There are two small rowing boats on the lake with people casting fishing nets. Wooded hills and mountains are visible in the background.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1858 (made)
1850 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)
Varley, John, born 1778 - died 1842 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title

'From a painting by J. Varley. Baxter's Patent Oil Printing, 11, Northampton Square.'


Height: 2.375 in, Width: 3.75 in

Object history note

This print was used as an illustration to Le Souvenir and Carnan's Ladies' Complete Pocket Book, 1858.

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter after J. Varley, 'Brougham Castle,' Baxter-process print, England, 1858

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 307
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Fishing; Boats; Castle; Oxen; Mountains; Lakes


Prints; Topography; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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