• a Fisherman by Ulpha Bridge, Cumberland -
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    signed with initials on original washline mount: Ulpha Bridge. Cumb.d/TS 1798
    pen and brown ink and watercolour
    32.3 by 45.5cm., 12 3/4 by 17 3/4 inches

    Ulpha Bridge crosses the River Duddon near the village of Ulpha, four miles north of Broughton-in-Furness

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, Yorkshire, until 2006
  • View on Rydal Water, Lake District -
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    inscribed with title on original washline mount
    pen and brown ink and watercolour
    30.3 by 43.8cm., 12 by 17 1/4 inches

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, Yorkshire, until 2006
  • View in Borrowdale, Cumberland -
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    Inscribed with title verso and inscribed on part of old mount: View in Borrowdale./Cumb.d/This view is taken from the Common adjoining the ground on which rests the extra:/ordinary self-rock called the Bowdar-stone. The distant mountains in this scene are/Bull-crag, Serjeant-crag & Glaramara. The latter is a naked rock, of stupendous height/& much broken. His summit only appears in this drawing & finishes the distant out.../of it on the right, or west side.

    Pen and grey and brown ink and watercolour over pencil

    27 by 37.8 cm., 10 ? by 14 ? inches

     

    This is a view looking south down Borrowdale from near the Bowder Stone towards Rosthwaite. In the foreground is the river Derwent with the summit of Glaramara in the distance. Constable drew a similar view on his tour of the Lake District in 1806 ? ?View of the Borrowdale towards Glaramara?, Victoria and Albert Museum (see Hebron, Shields and Wilcox, The Solitude of Mountains ? Constable and the Lake District, 2006, p.136, no.64, ill.).

     

    Sunderland was born at Whittington Hall near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumberland and ran the family business of iron mining until 1784 when he retired to Little Croft, his large house in Ulverston. He devoted the rest of his life to local affairs and to drawing the scenery of the Lake District. A view of the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale by Sunderland, on the same sized sheet is in the collection of the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere (see Stephen Hebron, In the Line of Beauty ? Early views of the Lake District by Amateur Artists, 2008, p.82, no.54, ill.).

  • View of Ullswater from the South -
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    Watercolour over pencil

    32.5 by 45.4 cm., 12 ¾ by 17 ¾ in.


    This is a view of Ullswater from the east bank looking across to Stybarrow Crag. Sunderland was born at Whittington Hall near Kirkby Lonsdale. He successfully ran the family business of iron mining and smelting until retiring to a house at Ulverston in the early 1780s. Sunderland was a regular visitor to Ullswater as his daughter Anne was married to the Rev. Henry Askew who lived at Glenridding House on the lake.

  • From Birker Moor looking into Eskdale -
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    Inscribed with title on border

    Pen and brown ink and watercolour over traces of pencil

    Image 32 by 45.8 cm., 12 ½ by 18 in.

     

    Eskdale is a valley in the west, wilder part of the Lake District. To its south-west, Birker Moor or Fell is an area of upland wilderness dotted with hill farms.

  • A Waterfall in the Alps -
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    Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil

    45.8 by 34.3 cm., 18 by 13 ½ in.

     

    It is possible that the subject depicted here shows part of the Reichenbach Falls, near Meiringen, Switzerland, which were popular with artists and tourists alike. Turner, Cozens and ‘Warwick’ Smith amongst others, all visited the falls and produced numerous drawings and watercolours. There is no evidence that Sunderland ever visited the Continent and Sunderland is known to have copied other artist’s work.

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