Grandy Nook, Hawkshead by Alfred Heaton Cooper - Hawkshead, Cumbria, England
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N 54° 22.491 W 002° 59.960
30U E 500043 N 6025228
Quick Description: "Grandy Nook" is a scenic area of the narrow streets in Hawkshead, looking down Wordsworth Street, with a bed and breakfast guest house on the left and a residence up the stairs. The street is still cobbled. Looking east.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/6/2013 4:59:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMGH3G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

Painting and Scene
This corner of Hawkshead has been painted and photographed by many. The painting shows the view down the cobbled Wordsworth Street in Hawkshead. The street was formerly called Leather, Rag and Putty Street after the businesses there. The houses are still painted white. None of the houses in view are listed structures apart from Gilmarver House in the distance on the left. The blue hill beyond is a fanciful addition.

The painter is Alfred Heaton Cooper (1863–1929) who's family still operate a gallery of his work in Grasmere where this painting is on view for free. Prints of his paintings are available. Alfred was the founder of a dynasty of painters with his grandson, Julian, the latest. The Heaton Cooper dynasty are famous water colour landscape painters here in the Lake District.

Alfred toured Europe before settling in Coniston determined to sell his landscape paintings to wealthy visitors. His studio was a Norwegian style log cabin he had shipped across. He moved this log house to Lake Road, Ambleside, where it is now a restaurant, because there were more visitors to Ambleside.

Biography by his descendants.
Wikipedia has a concise biography.

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Artist: Alfred Heaton Cooper

Date of Painting: 1/1/1895

Date of Your Photograph: 3/1/2013

Medium of Painting: water colour

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